This scares the hell out of me. When that was written fine. Now all
I can say is follow the money. If I tried to explain who controls the
money I would affend to many people. I'll just say look at the global
banking system and who runs it.
We have as a precedent that the Congress can tax you however much it
wants to if you do not buy a product that it thinks you should buy, and
the IRS can require proof that you have bought it.
So Congress can then tax you into poverty if you refuse to buy a
Sooner or later it will happen.
Damn Obama and damn the Supreme Court for letting him get away with it.
Er, no, not to my knowledge.
It would be impossible, under law, to make a specific product mandatory.
What an entity COULD do is mandate a device (or formula or whatever) that
had specific "charateristics" with clever wording such that only one product
in the world would match the specifications. Actually, this is fairly
In the case of the proposed California law, intelligent people can come up
with circumventions. For example, assume the retail price of an economy
table saw without "SawStop" is $150 and with "SawStop" is $650. The saw
manufacturer could pack the saw with the SawStop uninstalled, just like the
splitter or stand.
What the buyer of the saw does then is to "sell" the separately-packaged
SawStop back to the saw manufacturer for $500. If that's too obvious, the
buyer could sell the thing to an "independent" third company. What the third
company does with the gizmo is kept a complete mystery (wink-wink).
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