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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“Who are you?” “A friend. I'm here to prevent you from making a mistake.” “You have no idea what I'm doing here, friend.” “In specific terms, no, but I swore an oath to protect the world...” (continuum)
“It's a goal you won't understand until later. Your job is to make sure he doesn't achieve the goal.” (bsg)