reflection (5,249 posts)
ACA conversation with co-worker at lunch:
Last edited Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:29 PM USA/ET - Edit history (1)
This is almost verbatim, conversation with right-wing nutjob sparring partner just now at lunch:
RWNJ: "If you look on Rush Limbaugh's website today, he's got an article that says the IRS can only collect the Obamacare fine if you have a refund. They aren't allowed to seize it from your bank account."
Me: "I'll try to verify, what's the significance though?"
RWNJ: "Well if I have a refund of $3000 coming but the fine is $4000, I just won't cash my refund."
Me: "The maximum fine for non-participation in 2014 is $95/person, or 1% of your income, whichever is greater. If you have a $4000 fine, you're making $400,000 a year and you didn't buy health insurance. That sounds pretty stupid."
Me: (I eat my sandwich and just stare at him impassively)
RWNJ: "Man it's just socialism."
Me: "I just knocked your ass to the mat and you used a right-wing talking point to cushion your fall. Admit it."
RWNJ: "It's always some liberal bullshit with you."
Me: "You should read more Democratic Underground and less Limbaugh. Rub some dirt on your bruised ego. Here, let me be a socialist and buy your lunch.
You get the next one."
I picked up the check. He's young, I'll get him to come around.