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Old July 8, 2012, 09:52 PM   #5
tyme
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While Roberts did walk the Constitutional Law tightrope, the tax question takes center stage for me. What are the implications of Congress being able to penalize/tax people's refusals to buy a certain type of good or service?
Is there a meaningful difference between that, and the concept of tax credits? It seems to me like it's a semantic difference with the same result.

"Pay more tax if you don't buy X"
"Pay more tax and it gets offset with a tax credit if you buy X"
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