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Feb. 17, 2015

Look Who Wants to Avoid ObamaCare Penalties

About four million Americans are going to get hit with IRS fines for not having health insurance this tax season, and congressional Democrats have taken it upon themselves to stop such a travesty. Democrat representatives Sander Levin, Jim McDermott and Lloyd Doggett told the Associated Press they are concerned about the law they passed in 2009 because their constituents may have their tax returns gouged hundreds of dollars by the IRS. Furthermore, nine senators sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services advocating the department to open a special enrollment period. Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the Democrat’s strategy on Feb. 16 when he said, “Here we have congressional Democrats acting like they had nothing to do with this law, that their voters are a bunch of victims of something. … This situation exists because the Democrat Party gave us this bill. The Democrat Party and the Democrat Party alone gave us ObamaCare. There wasn’t a single Republican vote for it.” The Left wants a nanny state utopia but they don’t like the harsh reality that government is an iron rod that will bend subjects to its will. So they will continue to patch ObamaCare every couple years and throw hundreds of millions of dollars at a website on life support in an effort to keep their statist dream alive. More…

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