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White House Attacks Drudge Report After Obamacare Tweet

When it comes to Obamacare, the Obama regime will stop at nothing to silence the opposition and promote their propaganda.  The Drudge Report, a major driver of news and exposer of liberal lies, has highlight many of Obamacare's faults, much to the chagrin of the Obama regime.  Founder Matt Drudge tweeted that he recently paid his Obamacare tax penalty, which really pissed off the White House and liberal media, causing them to attack Drudge.

From Breitbart:

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 of the leftwing Talking Points Memo tweeted.

Kapur’s colleague at TPM Dylan Scott wrote a full story with a headline alleging Drudge was “probably lying.”

“Americans don't pay a penalty for not having health insurance until they file their 2014 taxes -- in 2015,” Scott wrote. “So either Drudge is lying or he paid a huge penalty a year earlier than he needed to.”

Drudge isn't lying.  The White House just didn't want this revealed to the public.

Cliff Levine is a contributor for Habledash.


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