Liberals Show Their Cognitive Dissonance – Attacks Against Matt Drudge ObamaCare Tax Payments Show Their Insufferable Ineptitude…

As if we needed further evidence of how stupid the liberal, and liberally minded, media are – look at what happens when reality transmits truth and they find themselves incapable to understand business cycles. 

They just don’t understand how taxes are paid – yet they pontificate ad infinitum about them.   Idiots.  Just idiots.

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Small business owners have to file quarterly estimated tax payments – yes, this tax year, 2014 we begin paying the ObamaCare compliance tax for 2015.

(Via Breitbart)  A White House aide set off a stampede of liberal media criticism for Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge over Obamacare – but his critics don’t seem to understand how small businesses pay taxes.

The brouhaha started when Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not ‘getting covered’… I’M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.”

Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at Barack Obama’s White House, responded that that was a “Flat lie, no fee for previous year,” adding, “Scary how much influence he once had.”

Lee’s response to Drudge set off a firestorm in the liberal media, with many mainstream media and left-wing reporters countering him on Twitter and in their own articles to claim he does not have to pay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate tax until next year.

The individual mandate went into effect Jan. 1 of this year, and most people paying their taxes right now are paying taxes for 2013.

“Dude, there’s no penalty until next yr,” Sahil Kapur of the leftwing Talking Points Memo tweeted.

Kapur’s colleague at TPM Dylan Scott wrote a full story with a headline alleging Drudge was “probably lying.”

“Americans don’t pay a penalty for not having health insurance until they file their 2014 taxes — in 2015,” Scott wrote. “So either Drudge is lying or he paid a huge penalty a year earlier than he needed to.”

“Penalty isn’t collected until 2015,” Sam Baker of National Journal tweeted at Drudge.

The Huffington Post’s Jeffrey Young wrote a full article in which he described Drudge’s tweet as “weird” and a “little head-scratching” because the Obamacare tax does not kick in until the 2014 tax year.

Drudge indicated in his followup tweets that since he is self-employed as the proprietor of The Drudge Report, he files as a small business. According to the IRS’s website for self-employed individuals, they are required to pay taxes quarterly.

“As a self-employed individual, generally you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly,” the IRS website reads.

So, when they file and pay those 2014 first quarter taxes, such individuals have to pay the Obamacare Individual Mandate tax if they opted to not have health insurance—like Drudge just did.

Additionally, the IRS form (1040-ES) for estimating quarterly taxes specifically recommends adding the mandate penalty to line 12 for “other taxes” — to pay before the first quarterly deadline of April 15.

“It is true that thousands of small businesses will be forced to pay Obamacare taxes quarterly in 2014,” a Senate Budget Committee aide told Breitbart News on Friday afternoon.  (read more)

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18 Responses to Liberals Show Their Cognitive Dissonance – Attacks Against Matt Drudge ObamaCare Tax Payments Show Their Insufferable Ineptitude…

  1. mcguffin says:

    Dylan Scott wrote
    “Americans don’t pay a penalty for not having health insurance until they file their 2014 taxes — in 2015,” Scott wrote. “So either Drudge is lying or he paid a huge penalty a year earlier than he needed to.”

    So Drudge is llying or HE PAID A HUGE PENALTY EARLIER THAN HE NEEDED TO. HUGE PENALTY? And the story’s not about the HUGE PENALTY ?!? Went right over the tops of their stupid heads.
    Oh yeah, that’s what the story is about…how stupid the liberal media is.


  2. justfactsplz says:

    They are too dense to grasp this. A lot of small businesses are really going to suffer over this. HUGE, yes.


  3. jordan2222 says:

    Check the comments at the HuffPost or any other liberal site where this is posted. You have to read them to believe that there are such idiots running around.


  4. rovatek says:

    “Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive Media…”

    Could they get any more obvious with their titles?


    • elvischupacabra says:

      “….Josef Goebbels, Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda.”

      Sometimes, the truth is just too obvious to ignore. Hence, we have that wonderful device called, irony.

      Don’t ya love it? “bigsmile:


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  6. LHlaredo says:

    I hate to break it to Matt, but there’s a couple of million people that beat him to paying, the Obamacare tax. Think about it if you sign up for coverage, from 1-14, you’re already paying for the tax with the the purchase of health insurance, regardless if you receive a subsidy or not, you’ve basically accepted the law, of which is not a law but a tax, “Supreme court ruling”. So regardless if you have bought or not, you already obligated to be assessed the minimum of $95, now the only difference is for those who have failed to purchase before April 1st., and choose to purchase after you will have a surprise, the reason being that you’ll will still be assessed the penalty for failing to be covered for three consecutive months. What need to consider is whether this arrangement would be unconstitutional under the 14th amendment of equal protection clause, why, first, in the states that choose not participate a segment of the population will be exempt for the tax or penalty, second, those of which purchase coverage and subsequently lose their coverage (whether thur their fault or not) would end up paying both tax (coverage) and penalty, third, those of which comply and pay for coverage (tax) and lastly, those of which will not comply and will be subject to an escalating penalty until they either comply or go broke. In my view this is a great example of a violation of the “equal protection clause”, in other words, the laws must treat an individual in the same manner as others, without exception or privileges. Well this are my two cents, in this matter.


  7. Obviously they either don’t know how small businesses pay taxes or their rush to condemn a conservative outran their brain speed and they “tweeted” before they thought. Either way, they all proved how eager they are to attack anyone and anything that does not line up with their ideology. I, personally, think they’re just that stupid.


  8. justafly says:

    When did liberals start to care about truth? For something to be true, something has to be false, and calling something true or false is discrimination
    This isn’t about the truth but conservatives too frequently make the mistake of calling them idiots when in fact they know EXACTLY what they are doing and saying, or at the least the puppeteers know the strategy.


  9. Gregg keyes says:

    I remember back in school reading about the Pilgrims and how there were those of them, in hard times, thinking they didn’t have to work or put out any effort to support themselves or the group and that it was the duty of others’ to do that for them. Only when the group mandated that if you didn’t work, you didn’t eat! And the group absolutely meant what they said. Only then did the pontificating elitist get their hands dirty and muscles to aching. Unfortunately, that bunch of worms survived and now they lead this country.


  10. scaretactics says:

    “Jesse Lee, the director of progressive media in Barry’s White House…”

    Sooooo……the WH is following the tweets of conservatives like Drudge. THAT to me means that the WH is worried /scared about what conservatives will say to the public.

    These liberal media idiots just added fuel to the fire, making Lee’s tweet (and their responses too) more public than they would have been if they’d just shut up. Drudge is spot-on correct, and Lee looks like a complete moron, especially because he works at the WH. How could he not know the tax laws?

    Drudge +1, WH 0. Love it.


  11. Sentient says:

    Few liberals are in business, and even those few tend to be “government entrepreneurs” finding some way to skim govt largesse.


  12. Bogey says:

    It’s always amazed me how quickly fraudulent info spreads throughout leftist blogs. I recall on 9-12-01 when they were saying how it was proven that the video of Palestinians celebrating the 9-11 attack was a hoax because it was evening when the planes hit the towers. Nevermind it wasn’t. They were sure of the truth even though it simply took a look at the world clock to disprove it. Same with the Weiner sexting scandal.

    It shows how pervasive the unofficial and official talking point posters/pundits are on the net.


    • Bogey says:

      Or heck in the Zimmerman case when they insisted the police told him to get back in his car. There’s as many examples as there are stars in the sky.


  13. Fudge says:

    Stop calling them liberals! They are commies. And they aren’t just stupid, they are INSANE.


  14. czarowniczy says:

    These little calumnies are designed by and for the DemocRATic faithful messes…masses…and the simpleminded they’ve yet ensnare. They don’t expect the thinking to embrace them, they are like bits of corn scattered around the plaza to keep the pigeons in place, a braided hair rope to keep snakes at bay or a black president to make the deluded public believe the Age of Aquarius has arrived.Next up: ” Right over here to the showers, just leave your bags and belongings and you can pick them up after you towel-off.”


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