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Drudge's 'Liberty Tax' Proves How Little White House, Left Know About Business
Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 03/22/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Checking Breitbart News before bed last night (I'm both an employee and a fan), I thought I knew exactly what had happened based on the headline of Matthew Boyle's story about Matt Drudge paying a "Liberty Tax." Based on a previous tweet, I was already aware that Drudge  was not going to enroll in ObamaCare. Therefore, I simply assumed he had filed his quarterly business taxes in advance, used Twitter to announce he had chosen to pay the ObamaCare fine, and in turn this had caused outrage from the Obama White House and Left.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: mattdrudge; obamacare
LOL! And now they are left with massive egg on their collective faces.
1 posted on 03/22/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
What I didn't expect was for them to declare their own astonishing ignorance of how business works by calling Drudge a liar.
2 posted on 03/22/2014 6:09:57 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

The article on Talking Points Memo is still up this morning though. They may not ever admit they were not just ignoran, but behaving as they did, that they are prjcks — so not just ignorant, not just prjcks, but ignorant prjcks.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 6:13:16 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: PJ-Comix

I wonder how many of these clowns will offer Drudge an apology and admit that they were wrong?

I am going to guess 0. It doesn’t fit their propaganda.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 6:15:33 AM PDT by boycott
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To: SarahPalin2012
What's FUnnie is the TPM article is still up and meanwhile they are getting tons of comments from rational people pointing out their error such as this:

It really is testimony to the impossible complexity of the ACA and it's 2,700 pages of law and who-knows-how-many pages of the Federal Register administrative rules that people can so misunderstand what Drudge is correctly paying in his 2014 estimated taxes. The instructions for the current Form 1040ES, line 12, "Other Taxes," lists "additional Medicare tax" and refers the tax filer to IRS Form 8959. Self-employed individuals who earn over $200K-$250K owe an extra 0.9% tax on their Medicare wages, and it has to be paid in 2014; hence Drudge encountering it in doing his 2014 estimated taxes. And, if you dig a little further, you'll find out that this "additional Medicare tax" was imposed in the 2,700 pages of the ACA that we had to pass to find out what was in it.

5 posted on 03/22/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

2,200 pages of a law that DEMOCRAT congresscritters passed without reading, chock full of taxes, new IRS agents, death panels, higher deductibles, higher premiums, fewer doctors and hospitals, and on and on and on - and this is something Pelosi and her ilk say Democrats should run on. The biggest scam perpetrated on this country compliments of an inexperienced president and his barrage of non-business, marxist, hacks.


6 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:13 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: PJ-Comix
Drudge sometimes is a mixed bag, but I can't think of many who have embarrassed the POS POTUS more in the past 6 years. I love seeing the left MSM heads explode when they realize that Drudge is more relevant than the entire collective putrid group of pukes.

Obamacare is a gift the GOP better collect on come November.

7 posted on 03/22/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: PJ-Comix

This administration knows all about lying. With regard to Obamacare, they have shown time and again that they are expert and highly skilled practitioners in the art of deceit and outright lying. For them to accuse someone else of lying is pathetically laughable.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 6:19:20 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: PJ-Comix

Drudge was mistaken to come out so quick to correct them.

A much deeper hole with many more shovelers would have been preferred. .02


9 posted on 03/22/2014 6:20:58 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: PJ-Comix

“...by calling Drudge a liar.”

The favorite ploy of Progressives is to call opponents
“liars”.

One of their all-time favorites was to call soldiers “baby-killers”in the 1960’s.

And now, in the 21st century, they are the leading baby-killers of all time by way of “abortion rights”. (It would be wonderful if they went to all 59,000 plus graves and apologized to each and every one of those killed in SE Asia for their false accusations)

IMHO


10 posted on 03/22/2014 6:22:26 AM PDT by ripley
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To: PJ-Comix

Not really, because their vapid readers will never hear the truth.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 6:24:32 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PJ-Comix

How hard it must be for them to hang on until 2015 when they can work with the “global community” to shut Drudge down.


13 posted on 03/22/2014 6:27:06 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: PJ-Comix

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/drudge-individual-mandate-liberty-tax

oooh yeah, those obama bots are dumber than a box of rocks


14 posted on 03/22/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PJ-Comix

Did not see an ‘amount’ while scanning the article, so it doesn’t mean much.

Did he pay the $95 or the 1% of his income? Without knowing his income, 1% could be a rather sizeable amount.

If he paid the 1%, was that greater or less than what the insurance premiums would have been for the year?


15 posted on 03/22/2014 6:33:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

neither it was a medicare tax of .09%


16 posted on 03/22/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

“As this helpful IRS explainer details, Americans who go without insurance in 2014 should “make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 2014 tax return filed in 2015.” Ouch


17 posted on 03/22/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by freefdny
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To: yldstrk
Medicare tax?

Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX.”

Drudge went on to explain that he is 'self-employed' and filed as a small business.

The 'self-employment' tax includes Social Security/Medicare, which are separate from Obamacare premiums/penalty, aren't they?
18 posted on 03/22/2014 6:58:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I don’t claim to be an expert, I read it on the link I provided earlier, provided again below

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/drudge-individual-mandate-liberty-tax


19 posted on 03/22/2014 6:59:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ripley
One of their all-time favorites was to call soldiers “baby-killers”in the 1960’s.
I got out of the service in late '69 and started college in the fall of '70. I wore my field jacket (w/ USMC on the pocket) every day.
On the day of the "end the war" moritorium, I approached the school entrance when one of the anti-Amerian, scumbag protestors - a woman - got in my face screaming "BABY KILLER!"
Instinctively, I dropped her with one punch and screamed back - "Whose next you feckin' commies?"
No takers.
20 posted on 03/22/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix

College students, teachers & professors, media types, government workers, Obamaphone women, Trayvons, Starbucks employees ....

Not many Democrat groups would have any clue about this. Maybe hairdressers and trial lawyers? That’s about it.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Starboard

But muslims lie and accuse others of lying. Obama is a muslim, and his legions are proud to help him lie.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 7:08:05 AM PDT by abclily
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To: freefdny
“As this helpful IRS explainer details, Americans who go without insurance in 2014 should “make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 2014 tax return filed in 2015.” Ouch

Drudge is an individually owned business and is required to file quarterly Fed tax estimates with 4 payments during 2014.

So DRUDGE is technically correct in stating he just PAID his "tax" (the obamacare law calls it a penalty but Chief Justice Roberts who was blackmailed into rewriting the law as a TAX) which included some unknown amount for not having signed up for obamacare.
23 posted on 03/22/2014 7:13:15 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: oh8eleven

you decked a woman?

and that proved you weren’t a baby killer?

you picked a weird strategy


24 posted on 03/22/2014 7:14:42 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PJ-Comix

If its not on the faculty lounge ‘post-it’ board they don’t know about it.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 7:24:00 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: boycott

“I wonder how many of these clowns will offer Drudge an apology and admit that they were wrong?”

Because if you stick with a lie and repeat it often enough, it becomes the truth...a “go-to” tactic for oppressive regimes that has proven reliable for almost a century.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: yldstrk

Exactly. Here is the IRS reference on the additional Medicare tax as implemented by Obamacare - http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Questions-and-Answers-for-the-Additional-Medicare-Tax


27 posted on 03/22/2014 7:32:17 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: PJ-Comix

That goes to show you how much the media - and even the White House - knows about small business in the USA!

The White House and the media claim that Matt Drudge doesn’t have to pay that Obamacare Tax until next year!!

They don’t seem to realize that small business has to pay their tax into IRS - quarterly!

This just goes to show you how ignorant and inept Obama and his people are!!


28 posted on 03/22/2014 7:39:31 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: oh8eleven

“Whose next you feckin’ commies?!!”

Hats off to you.

He&& will freeze over when all of those punks apologize at the graves of all the people who didn’t make it home.

The only consolation will be, some day, to see them head for the hills when they’re voted out of office in droves, en masse, picking off the feathers from the tar.

Semper Fi, Welcome Home, Never Forget.

IMHO


29 posted on 03/22/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Star Traveler
The various extensions, exemptions, delays, etc., have made such a mess that no one really knows what is due now, what is due each quarter, what is delayed for 1 year, what is delayed for 3 years, what is covered, what is not covered, etc.

As soon as those concerned (FED agencies, Insurance companies, accounting, individuals, small businesses) seem to be getting a handle on the confusion, Team Obama issues another delay or exemption or rule.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 8:10:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe they are angry because they were planning to levy a late fee on all those who didn’t pay ‘like Drudge’ in their quarterly taxes after the tax filings next year for 2014, and he has now warned business owners of truth. Could it have been a plan all along to boost revenues through deception and a LATE penalty? Thereby hurting small businesses once again.


31 posted on 03/22/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: oh8eleven

Back in 06’, my cuz’ just got back for R&R from Red Cloud at the DMZ. It was still the height of those anti-US pukes against the Iraq War.

When we picked him up from the airport, 3 of these idiots were picking on him because he still wore his uni when waiting near the tarmac. Eventually, there was a scuffle. Eventually the police came up and questioned everyone. He was smart enough to angle towards the security camera for evidence. Actually he decked one of them and he bled on the pavement.

The long story short: after questioning we were in the car going home and we asked him what the liberals said that ended with him decking one of them to the ground.

He said “oh the usual I hate the Iraq war, oil for war blah blah. But the one thing that blew my fuse was that they spit on my boots. It took me 2 hours to shine my boots.”


32 posted on 03/22/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: yldstrk

I apologize for nothing. upyourz


33 posted on 03/22/2014 8:54:20 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix

Democrats are stupid communist fools. They know so little about America, business, economics, or taxes. They will soon learn however that payment is what government wants most of all. Payment. Government is really about money.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 9:07:40 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Stop Obama from giving away control of the Internet.)
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To: ripley

Progressive are baby-killers.


35 posted on 03/22/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Stop Obama from giving away control of the Internet.)
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To: Rapscallion

The ultimate Progresives, Uncle Joe Stalin, Pol Pot,
Mao Tse Tung, not to mention Uncle Adolf, killed alot more than babies.

From those Progressive heroes the neo-Progressives take thier example.

IMHO


36 posted on 03/22/2014 9:39:13 AM PDT by ripley
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To: yldstrk

Somebody is spamming the comments section with the Bill of Rights every few seconds, so it’s impossible to read the other comments. I wonder what they’re hiding?


37 posted on 03/22/2014 10:10:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: yldstrk

she deserved to be decked


38 posted on 03/22/2014 10:47:49 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: oh8eleven

Thank you for doing that. I wanted it to happen every time I saw them on TV back then.


39 posted on 03/22/2014 11:55:40 AM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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To: oh8eleven

And, thank you for your service.....all of it.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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Thx ... I’d do it again in a heartbeat.


41 posted on 03/22/2014 12:58:00 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: PJ-Comix

The TPM article by Dylan Scott now has comments disabled.

Dylan Scott: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/profile/dylanlscott13


42 posted on 03/22/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: PJ-Comix
It is such an awesome law that they had to make the implementation 4 years after signed, so that it would not disrupt elections. Now they are still putting off its implementation because it is sooooo awesome, we can't let it get in the way of the 2014 elections or the 2016 elections.

Has anybody asked Pelosi, Reid or BO why they keep putting off its implementation if it is so awesome?

43 posted on 03/23/2014 8:06:37 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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