Penal-tax bites the single-payer loving turds

Knowing full well what the repercussions at the polls will be once Americans figure out how fucked they are by Obamacare and the taxes hidden as fines and penalties that are part and parcel of this government takeover of the healthcare system, democrats likely impacted during the next election cycle are asking for rule breaks. It looks like the law that had to be passed so people could find out what was in it, has a few seriously frightening hiccups in it that worry these collectivists that passed it:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.

Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year.

The three are Michigan’s Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, and Lloyd Doggett of Texas. All worked to help steer Obama’s law through rancorous congressional debates from 2009-2010.

The lawmakers say they are concerned that many of their constituents will find out about the penalties after it’s already too late for them to sign up for coverage, since open enrollment ended Sunday.

That means they could wind up uninsured for another year, only to owe substantially higher fines in 2016. The fines are collected through the income tax system.

Mind you, that I am quite sure that only an idiot should believe these scoundrels are concerned about the impact this government sponsored Leviathan has on the serfs. This faux concern is fueled solely by their self-preservation instincts. If they really were worried about how Obamacare was going to squeeze people, they would never have passed that steaming pile of shit in the first place. People are going to freak out when they realize how hard this law will screw them over come tax time. Of course, most of them will deserve the painful discovery that they are now slammed with new taxes, hiding as fees and penalties, since they were stupid enough to think other people would be paying for this “free shit”. The taxman cometh!

This year is the first time ordinary Americans will experience the complicated interactions between the health care law and taxes. Based on congressional analysis, tax preparation giant H&R Block says roughly 4 million uninsured people will pay penalties.

The IRS has warned that health-care related issues will make its job harder this filing season and taxpayers should be prepared for long call-center hold times, particularly since the GOP-led Congress has been loath to approve more money for the agency.

If we ever needed another reason to scrap the current tax system and institute a flat tax, this crap from the politically motivated IRS should make due.

Obamacare: the gift that keeps on giving.

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  1. Ed Kline

    “This faux concern is fueled solely by their self-preservation instincts.”

    Because Alex always know why everyone does the things they do. Seriously, do you not see the flaw in this kind of writing? What really is irritating is that otherwise, you’re right about a lot if this.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    Because Alex always know why everyone does the things they do.

    No Ed: that’s you being a douchebag.

    I never claimed to know what motivates everyone: but I definitely know what motivates illiberal and liberals pretending to be something else like you do.

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  3. Ed Kline

    Alex, you couldn’t bolster my point any better than you just did. Seriously, you’re so obtuse that it’s breathtaking.
    But if it’s any consolation, I intend this to be my last criticism of your writing. You’ve convinced me that you lack the self awareness to improve. Rich is right, it’s better for the blog if comments are solely about substance.
    Though on a long enough timeline I’ll probably fail.

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  4. Biggie G

    Ed, considering that the PPACA is supposed to force all Americans to have health insurance for their own good, and that a way to encourage this is to fine people without insurance, what other motivation beside self-preservation could they have to keep punting on these fines?

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  5. Ed Kline

    Biggie, the reasons they publicly claimed. Also, if less people get fined, if less people resent the law because of those fines, it is less likely that it will eventually be repealed.
    Alex claimed that the reason for those 3 congressmen was self preservation, but all 3 were instrumental in getting the bill passed and that didnt hurt their re-election chances at the time.
    So lets see, what do they have to fear?
    Sanders Levin is a 23 year congressman who has won every election in this century ( since 2000) by at least 61% of the vote in a heavily democrat district.
    Jim McDermott is a 25 year congressman who typically wins by 70%+ ( once by 83%) in the most heavily white democratic district in the country.
    Lloyd Dogget is a 19 year congressman whose district was Austin Texas for Chrissakes. Austin! After republican gerrymandering tilted his district in favor of republicans, he ran in the 35th district instead and won by a 64-32 split over his republican opponent.
    What on Earth do these three heavily entrenched professional politicians have to worry about that they would be acting out of self preservation?

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  6. Poosh

    Is there a reason for the trolls?

    Liberals are so facetious and corrupt, full of hidden agendas and devoid of any virtue, or actual morality, thus their need for so much “faux concern” – it’s all a mask to lure kudos.

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  7. CM

    Liberals are so facetious and corrupt, full of hidden agendas and devoid of any virtue, or actual morality, thus their need for so much “faux concern” – it’s all a mask to lure kudos.

    This is what this blog needs more of.

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  8. Biggie G

    Yes, given the incumbent reelection rates, arguing that these particular congressmen did this out of personal butt saving is a semantics game I don’t want to play.

    My main issue is that this is just a nakedly political move, From day one, we all knew that the PPACA would require everyone to have health insurance. We also knew that to insure this, there would be a penalty to those who did not. This is not some federal agency misinterpreting some regulation in an unexpected way that has to be fixed. This is congressmen asking to waive a key feature of the law. They see this is a problem and instead of bringing up a solution to be voted on, they ask for a temporary waiver.

    All this does is pass on the problems more. President Obama, the Democrats in Congress and other allies will let nothing affect this law. It is their key accomplishment. They will give temporary waiver after temporary waiver until enough people think they are getting “cheap” health insurance or the next president is in office. Then it will be his fault.

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