Sorry, this is too flippin’ funny and sick to let it pass by without remark.
From The Hill:
Federal tax collectors have finalized a rule to penalize individuals who do not obtain health insurance under ObamaCare.
The regulation from the IRS formally codifies the fine charged to people without insurance under the healthcare law’s individual mandate.
Under the law, most Americans must either be covered by health insurance or pay a penalty.
“For the first year, the charge for not obtaining health insurance is $95 or 1 percent of household income. The penalty will increase, though, to $695 per person or 2.5 percent of household income in 2016 and then according to a cost-of-living formula for following years.
Now get this NewSpeak from the IRS: ‘The IRS refers to the fine as a “shared responsibility payment.” Makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy, and like a Major American Patriot, now, doesn’t it? Can anyone say rentier profiteering? “Ooooh; I yam so proud to pay my fine so others can purchase private insurance to shuffle more money to the 1%, aren’t yoooooo?
Adding this video as an update (h/t bruce) One of the Two Obombas.
But oh, dear me, I almost forgot: the IRS names a couple different exemptions to the fine, but here’s my personal favourite: Religious Exemptions. Yeppers, so I might just start a 501-c3 religion for all of this, and call my new church: The Church of the Fuck ObamaCare and Your Fine, I Ain’t Gonna Get Suckered into It Plus I Don’t DO docs and horsepitals. Hmmmm. I am already a proud Minister of the Universal Free Life Church….wonder if I need to renew my card? I got a year to finalize my plans… Didn’t it cost me ten bucks back in the day? Think that’s too long for the name of a church? Seems I got a year to finalize my plans… Y’all have any suggestions? Or will ya just start yer own?
But wait: there’s more in the Onward and Skyward propaganda wars!
On the eve of the second 2013 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, just in case you might be wonderin’ what the Reverend Martin Luther King would have thought of ObamaCare, our President has apparently channeled him, and: it’s a lock!
“President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday that civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. would approve of his signature health care reform law.
“Oh, he would like that,” Obama told radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes in an interview from the White House. “Well, because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to.”
Obama discussed healthcare with black faith leaders Monday at the White House. According to a summary of the meeting provided by the White House, the president and the religious leaders planned efforts to encourage black congregations to sign up for ObamaCare’s insurance coverage.
But not to be outdone in the MLK Sell Private ObamaCare to Hapless Americans Sweepstakes:
‘On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius invoked King’s line about “the fierce urgency of now” to argue on behalf of the Affordable Care Act.
Come on, everybody; get on your feet! Just because we’re hypnotized…don’t mean that we can’t dance!
Bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak; bwak bwak bwak bwak bwaaaaak!
(cross-posted at My.FDL.com)