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THE LAW

YOUR HEALTH AND THE LAW By Bart Brown, Local Attorney Roberts & Brown, PA

So count me as confused. I am under the impression that the world is warming at unprecedented levels (so says Al Gore and his PR firm the news media). Yet, I find myself draped in a blanket snuggling with people I don’t know all that well in order to stay warm during my son’s last baseball game of the year. That’s right, it’s the middle of May and I am still dealBART BROWN ing with Old Man Winter. So are my buddies out in Colorado, to the tune of several showstopper type snowstorms in April and May. The “Warmers” are telling us this is part of the wild swings with weather due to the gasoline engine, but with all the swinging going on, according to NOAA, 2013 has had the fewest reports of tornadoes on American soil in decades. Hmmmm… We know where it is extremely cold though. That would be the bank account of the inventor of the internet and global warming, Al Gore…to the tune of $200 million of COLD, hard cash in the ole bank account. This cat has a home in Tennessee whose carbon footprint would embarrass a herd of Himalayan Yeti and also bought a surf side villa in the famed Montecito area of southern California alongside Oprah, Rob Lowe and others of that ilk for a bargain $9 mill. This is the same coastline Gore claims will fall in the ocean in 30 years due to the melting of Polar ice caps. So while Big Al (literally) has us commoners living a life of asceticism in order that we might save the planet, he jet sets from his various living quarters. Nice

Now for the bad news which is the disaster known as Obamacare. The ever expanding regulations as they stand now are roughly 2 ½ times the length of the King James Bible. This is bloated government expansion gone wild. It is the most thoughtless legislation ever foisted upon the nation and will end up causing a recession and mark my word, there will end up being more uninsured than there were before this undertaking. Obamacare will be dispensed with the efficiency of the US Post Office and the compassion of the IRS. Justice Roberts did us all a huge disservice when he caved last year and upheld the mandate and thus Obamacare. So now the enforcement arm of the law, the IRS, has to administer 47 tax provisions under the goofball healthcare law. The IRS has the right to levy a penalty against non particpators, determine how to distribute the subsidies, and collect Medicare surtaxes on folks making more than $200k. Can you believe your health care is run by what will be the biggest government beaurocracy in history and enforced by the IRS??? The advice of Nancy Pelosi saying lets pass the health care bill and then figure out what is in it is basically what we did. But if Obamacare is so great, how come all the politicians are fighting so hard not to be a part of it? At this point I think the best thing to invest in is hospital gowns with backs to them if you know what I mean.

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