RE Obamacare. Is it a Penalty or a Tax?
It’s a tax. No, it’s a penalty. Tax. Penalty. Tax! Penalty!
Gentlemen, gentlemen. Stop this unseemly bickering. Let’s argue the merits of your respective positions like civilized adults.
Alright then, if it quacks like a duck, and waddles and swims like a duck, and if it defecates like a duck, and most importantly, if it tastes like roast duck after it’s been roasted - then it’s a...
No, it isn’t, it’s a porpoise or a giraffe or a porcupine - but it ain’t no duck, i.e., it ain’t no goddamn tax, it’s a penalty or a fine but it ain’t no tax. Harrumph!
Please. Alright. What about the following metaphor from the Great Bard which I must paraphrase here for the sake of this argument:
A rose is a rose, is a pile of duck excrementum, is a pile of duck manure, is a pile of duck turds is obviously a penalty - and not a tax - obviously.
And as for keeping children on their parents’ insurance till the age of 26...it’s a damnable lie... the liberals are hiding their true intentions...because their 26 is actually a transpositional error...what they really, truly want is to keep all children on their parents’ insurance policies until these children reach the tender age of 62!...not 26!