Freedom’s Just Another Word For Doing What You’re Told

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House of Crumbs“Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.” – Thomas Sowell

“The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree.” – Ajit Pai

“The darkness of human nature parades smugly before us calling itself ‘hope and change’.” – Jeffrey T. Brown

“Democracy is so overrated.” – Frank Underwood/House of Cards

“Who are the Brain Police?” — Frank Zappa

I’ve always loved my country — and if I could ever find it again, I still would.  That nation is more than likely gone for good, ground into powder by self-serving politicians, unabashed subversives, and an ignorant electorate kneeling at the boots of its federal masters in hopes of being granted a few extra crumbs stolen from the tables of its neighbors.  A citizenry that would elect then re-elect a man like Barack Obama — a nascent totalitarian with a suspicious pedigree — and continue to tolerate him is a people that well deserves its fate.

Obama Nation

PTG

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The #ObamaCare Draft Card Might be Flammable: Yahoo News Reporting That IRS Can Only Collect ObamaCare Tax if You Get A Refund

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obamacaretaxBack in August, I covered the claims that the ObamaCare “penalty,” or tax, can only be collected if one is owed a tax return.  No tax return, according to the claim, no tax collected.  Yahoo News has more…

As it stands now, the individuals who don’t obtain health coverage in a given year (and are not exempt from the mandate) are subject to a fine of $95 for an individual or 1% of family income, whichever is greater. In 2015, the penalty increases to $325 per adult, or 2% of family income, whichever is greater.

How exactly will the penalty be assessed? If you don’t have sufficient health coverage by the deadline, the “IRS will hold back the amount of the fee from any future tax refunds,” according to HealthCare.gov, the government’s marketplace website.

But what if you don’t get a tax refund? Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh picked up on this subject on his show this week, telling listeners: “The only way that they can collect the penalty or the fine is by taking money from your refund. If you are not owed a refund, they cannot get money from you.”

We asked Mark Luscombe, principal analyst at CCH Tax & Accounting North America, about that. Turns out Limbaugh is essentially right. If you don’t get a refund next year, the “IRS could carry over the sum due and apply it against any refunds in future years. On a joint return, the penalty of one joint filer could be applied against the refund due to the other joint filer,” Luscombe says.

“If you don’t pay it, all they can do is wait until they owe you some money and take that. Or probably just send you a letter every now and then reminding you that you owe money to the IRS,” says Timothy Jost, a professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and coauthor of the casebook “Health Law.”

And by the way, once the IRS assesses the penalty, they’ve got 10 years to collect, says Bryan Camp, law professor at Texas Tech University.

The law also prohibits the IRS from using liens or levies to collect any “payment you owe related to the law, if you, your spouse or a dependent included on your tax return does not have minimum essential coverage,” according to the IRS. That means the IRS cannot go into someone’s “checking accounts anyway and just take the money,” as one of Limbaugh’s callers suggested the Obama administration might just do.

I really don’t see myself being able to afford insurance any time soon, unless I wanted to give something else up, like eating.  With the escalating costs , it will be a miracle if I’m ever able to afford it again.  Of course, that’s the intent anyway, but in the meantime, I have no intention of impoverishing myself to pay good, hard-earned money for a stupid fine.  And, since I have a perfectly legal means to not pay it, I’ll likely go along without insurance.

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A Way to Meaningfully Resist ObamaCare?

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What if you could say “nyet comrade” to ObamaCare with minimal consequences?  After all, if people  cam resist ObamaCare, they can save themselves from many of the negative consequences.  And, it’s a great way to be subversive, and help hasten them collapse of that system.  Dean Clancy, in an article at the Washington Times, discusses his concept as to how…

Under Section 1501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we’re required to certify on our yearly tax return whether we have “acceptable” coverage. However, the Internal Revenue Service is forbidden to use any penalty to enforce the mandate, except for a user-fee payment, which the IRS can only collect at the end of the year out of any tax refund we may be owed. This means we can simply sidestep the fee by carefully adjusting our withholdings to avoid being owed a refund. As for the amount, it’s comparatively small: in 2014, just $95, or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater, rising to $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016 and thereafter. It’s a pittance compared to the cost of compliance.

So, if Dean Clancy has this right, we can make sure we break even with the IRS, and there is no penalty.  In all reality we shouldn’t be feeding the beast any more than needed anyway, so sending them extra money is something we might just want to avoid.  After all, why feed the enemy of freedom-the state, more than is absolutely necessary?

Clancy also has some ways to get  insurance, and still not fully comply with ObamaCare…

Not comfortable with being uninsured? No worries. You can still take a bold stand and preserve your freedom by taking the four steps I call “peaceful non-compliance”:

1) Go outside of the “exchange” and buy a high-quality, high-deductible health plan that meets your needs.

2) Pay cash for routine medical expenses.

3) Open a Health Savings Account, which allows you to pay for care with pre-tax dollars (and if you can, make the maximum allowable contribution each year).

4) Consider supplementing your insurance with critical illness coverage, which pays a lump sum in case of a specific diagnosis.

So, there are ways to get the kind of insurance that you can use, and at the same time, be outside of the ObamaCare tyranny.

Just as a note, I am NOT suggesting that anyone commit tax evasion.  Follow all relevant tax laws.  What Clancy is suggesting is that we use what appears to be a loophole in the law that allows people out of the penalty by not having an income tax refund from which to deduct the ObamaCare penalty.  Will regressives scoff at this?  Of course they will.  I would simply suggest that we are using the Cloward-Piven strategy, and for regressives,  that is a perfectly acceptable means to achieve change.  After all, we’re just following that fine example.  Then, they couldn’t possible disagree without being hypocrites, right?

Note:  I’m discussing the statements and opinions of someone else in this post.  Do not mistake this blog post for legal advise.  While I hope this works, and I personally pan on using this strategy, I cannot guarantee any outcomes.  Consider this at your own risk.

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Kroger to Slash Hours of Workers to Avoid ObamaCare Penalites

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If you are an hourly worker at Kroger, there is a good chance that your hours will either cut, or your chances of becoming a full time worker are nil.  And the cause for this?

ObamaCare!

Dung Ross (no relation), has more…

To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires.

Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news:

Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited to 28 hours per week and all new hires will be subject to the same policy.

Currently, part-time employees can work as many hours as needed.

Many Kroger employees, I believe, will be shocked to find out about this new policy.

What this means is that Obamacare will stop tens of thousands of Kroger employees — most of whom depend on and need the money — from working more than 28 hours!

Kroger is doing this to avoid paying for full-time healthcare for employees who currently only receive part-time benefits. And they will not get hit with the $3000 penalty.

My own area is a good example. I work with four people who currently get about 36 to 40 hours a week, but they are considered part-time by Kroger and receive limited benefits. Now, they will either have to find another part-time job or they will quit and find a full-time job.

Doug, you need to get this out before Tuesday. People need to understand.

So, ObamaCare will cause more damage to more people.

If you are an hourly worker, you might want to consider how you will vote.  ObamaCare will not guarantee you insurance, but it might guarantee that you have less hours, and less income.

H/T: Flopping Aces

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