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'Liberty Tax': White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty
BREITBART.COM ^ | 21 Mar 2014, 5:04 PM PDT | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

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

Article Link: ‘Liberty Tax’: White House, Media Attack After Drudge Pays Obamacare Opt-Out Penalty (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/21/White-House-Leads-Liberal-Media-In-Matt-Drudge-Attack)


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; affordablemyrear; deathpanels; democratcare; democratsdontcare; dnccare; dncdontcare; drudge; drudgereport; leftist; libertytax; notaffordable; obamacare; obamadontcare; obamanomics; tax; taxation; tea; zerocare
Mr. Kapur is ignorant.
1 posted on 03/21/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

Of course the lefty media can’t understand this. They like so many others in this country have taxes slowly bled out of their paychecks over fifty-two weeks.

Imaging the mass awakening if everyone had to put aside money during every quarter in order to send it off in an envelope to the government at the end of said quarter. From slow bleed to artery slashing.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It was so weird going from self-employed to regularly employed. Suddenly I wasn’t writing checks for quarterly taxes for next year.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> 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...

IOW, Drudge told the truth, his critics are all lying. Thanks FreeAtlanta.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:12:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’m not going to pay a tax on my liberty.

Ever.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LostInBayport

Yep — if everyone had to pay their taxes from their own bank accounts like the self-employed do, then there would be tax reform. But the dolts at the MSM, whose job is to look stuff up, wouldn’t know this. They have the imagination and curiosity of modern journalists and are too used to reading what they are told to read — nothing more, nothing less.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:11 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: chris37

If he’s self employed, wouldn’t he be paying his quarterly taxes now for tax year 2014?

Do libs no nothing?


7 posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by mommyq
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To: mommyq

Know nothing. That darn auto correct!


8 posted on 03/21/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by mommyq
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To: FreeAtlanta
Jesse Lee, the Director of Progressive
Media at Barack Obama's White House
so..Is this is his directorship, the Minister of Truth (Media Censorship/Falsehoods).
His attempt(s) are very weak; but like a Pekingese ('Rat) Dog, he'll snap & growl fiercely..
while peeing/defecating on your ankle..give it a swift kick/punt it in the jaw/@$.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 6:20:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: mommyq
Do libs no nothing?

Pretty much.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:21:23 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: chris37
Don't Tread on Me photo ttreadonme_zpscfc19ff3.gif

11 posted on 03/21/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

All liberals should be run out of this country for contempt for the people!


12 posted on 03/21/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: LostInBayport

Drudge is a GIANT and these low IQ idiots are Lilliputians.
I am LMAO at these egg faced jerks.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SunkenCiv
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...

Wow! Pretty basic stuff. Reveals just how ignorant the Obama Regime really is. This is a great "Teachable Moment," in the Limbaugh tradition. How many times has Rush said that our biggest enemy is the lib's IGNORANCE?

14 posted on 03/21/2014 7:08:14 PM PDT by CDB
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To: LostInBayport

If I could change two laws I could turn this country around. First, I would outlaw withholding and quarterly payments. Everybody would have to write a big annual check by April 15th and no one would be getting anything back.

Then I would mandate that election day was April 16th.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 7:12:01 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods
If I could change two laws I could turn this country around. First, I would outlaw withholding and quarterly payments. Everybody would have to write a big annual check by April 15th and no one would be getting anything back. Then I would mandate that election day was April 16th.

Exactly.

16 posted on 03/21/2014 7:58:59 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: mommyq

That’s exactly what he did. He said so in a later tweet.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 9:09:52 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Want some insight into Jesse C. Lee. Look over this chilling post from May 2011:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2011/05/24/obama-names-white-house-director-of-on-line-response-looks-more-like-psychological-operations-to-me/


18 posted on 03/22/2014 4:36:49 AM PDT by plangent
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To: CDB

They’re ignorant, they don’t ‘get’ teachable moments, they’re ineducable. :’)


19 posted on 03/22/2014 5:32:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: muir_redwoods
First, I would outlaw withholding and quarterly payments. Everybody would have to write a big annual check by April 15th

Quarterly would be enough. I'd guess that half the people couldn't come up with the payment.

Mark Levin included your election day idea in his "liberty amendments."

20 posted on 03/22/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Liberal thugs are trying to close down the internet - it’s their ‘meme of the month’...


21 posted on 03/22/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: FreeAtlanta

When do mediot liberals lie and lose any sanity they have?


22 posted on 03/22/2014 8:24:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: SunkenCiv
They’re ignorant, they don’t ‘get’ teachable moments, they’re ineducable. :’)

Yep. "Glittering jewels of collosal ignorance."

23 posted on 03/22/2014 8:57:36 AM PDT by CDB
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Having been caught in a bonehead error, the lefties are now casting about, suggesting POSSIBLE scenarios where Drudge MIGHT have been wrong - maybe he doesn't have enough employees to meet the mandate, blah, blah - but, lefties, isn't it an INDIVIDUAL mandate?

Complete disgrace and embarrassment for the left. However, since they have no shame, they will just do it agains as soon as they can.

24 posted on 03/22/2014 9:45:44 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: SADMILLIE

They brought more attention by attacking drudge, than if they had ignored him.

the left just can’t help themselves.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 6:23:42 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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