But not necessarily mutually exclusive.
I think it’s immoral since it is part of a greater plan by those who put it into effect. It’s going to be corrupt and ineffecient, and do little of what it’s touted to do. One of our local federal representatives said that everyone in America will get the same health care as members of Congress. Now seriously, who really believes that?
And that it will lower the deficit? Sure, for a couple years when we’re paying taxes for it, but nobody gets any benefits. Then, conveniently, when the authors are out of office, the **** hits the fan. If it was so great, so moral, why don’t the benefits start immediately?
What will happen is that it will end up costing way more than “expected”, and our taxes will be ever increasing to pay for this corrupt monstrocity. Moral? No. Not a sentance addressing tort reform, one of the major needs of health care reform.
Anyway, it’s tough to discuss without getting too political.
I think some of the other taxes are immoral also; Medicare and Medicade, for example. Social Security, too. These taxes are used to feed corruption, with only a small part of the money ever benefitting those whom these programs are intended to serve.
As well, any government program that spends us into debt is bound to collapse our economy sooner or later, and that is immoral. Ask our Grandchildren if they think their taxes-to-be are fair, when they’ll be seeing 50 or 60% of their income go to taxation.
So, I believe it’s a matte of both the way we are being taxed (forced to buy under penalty of fine) as well as **what **we are being taxed for that is immoral.