Camp Warns of ‘Brave New World’ for Tax Policy in Wake of PPACA Ruling

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Lawmakers may have been given too much taxing power from the Supreme Court's health care ruling, raising questions about whether future Congresses will be able to expand on the theme of taxing inactivity, House Ways and Means Chairman Camp warns. The court's opinion that Congress has the authority to impose a tax on individuals who choose not to buy health insurance opens the door to tax policy implications that suggest lawmakers can make greater use of their tax powers to “control individual lives and decisions” under the justification that a tax is warranted for the good of the country, Camp says during a committee hearing.