Take a look at what the state of Rhode Island recently proposed if you want to see insanity and oppression at their most extreme. I can guarantee you that this is something that will literally push people out of the state.
Voters who do not want to receive a vaccination would be punished under a bill presented by Democratic lawmakers in the state of Rhode Island. In addition to a fine, which will be assessed on a monthly basis, they will be required to pay double taxes under certain circumstances.
The bill reads as follows:
Any person who violates this chapter shall be required to pay a monthly civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) and shall owe twice the amount of personal income taxes as would otherwise be assessed pursuant to chapter 30 of title 44. All employers must require proof of compliance with this chapter for any employee employed in in-person work within the State of Rhode Island. Employers may choose to waive proof of compliance with this chapter for purely remote work. Any employer found to be knowingly in violation of this section for more than seven (7) days shall be required to pay a monthly civil penalty of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for every violation.
Someone explain to me how this isn't illegal and tyrannical.
With @DanMcGowan reporting that Rhode Islanders still strongly support a universal vaccine mandate, despite the McKee Administration pushing hard for the surrender policy, it’s time for us to pass my mandate bill. Cases are rising again. Surrender isn’t working. pic.twitter.com/hxXkgF8bcG
— Sam Bell (@SamuelWBell) April 18, 2022
What if conservatives decided to start going down this route and started making people pay double taxes for holding to the anti-science belief that a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man? I'm sure there would be a massive outrage.
Since when did Democrats get the idea that you can unjustly apply an additional tax upon a class of people just because they share a different opinion than you? Because that's exactly what they are doing with this bill.
Like I said, this is illegal and even if it passed, this thing will be thrown out by a judge somewhere. But geez...what audacity they have!