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New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax

Posted by John Kartch and Ryan Ellis on Friday, July 25th, 2014, 10:59 AM PERMALINK

On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040:

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax. The most prominent example was a heated exchange on ABC’s This Week in Sept. 2009, when George Stephanopoulos confronted Obama with a dictionary:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I -- I don't think I'm making it up. Merriam Webster's Dictionary: Tax -- "a charge, usually of money, imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes."

OBAMA: George, the fact that you looked up Merriam's Dictionary, the definition of tax increase, indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now. Otherwise, you wouldn't have gone to the dictionary to check on the definition. I mean what...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, no, but...

OBAMA: ...what you're saying is...

STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.

OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I'm taking over every sector of the economy. You know that.

Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we're going to have an individual mandate or not, but...

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it's a tax increase?

OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion. [Transcript]



It was always obvious that the penalty for not complying with Obamacare’s individual mandate was just another surtax:

  • The surtax is collected by, and enforced by, the IRS.
  • As shown by the newly released draft Form 1040, the surtax is paid as part of normal income tax filing by taxpayers.
  • The individual mandate surtax was written into tax law itself by the Obamacare statute.
  • Revenues derived from the individual mandate surtax have always been scored by the Congressional Budget Office as tax revenue.


Famously, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out that the individual mandate surtax is in fact a tax. However, that does not compel conservatives to agree that Obamacare’s individual mandate is Constitutional. The same decision declared the individual mandate unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause. Conservatives can accept that this surtax is a tax increase without accepting the constitutionality of the individual mandate.

The Obamacare individual mandate non-compliance surtax is one of at least seven Obamacare taxes that violate the President’s “firm pledge” not to raise any tax on any American making less than $250,000 per year. Thorough documentation of Obama’s promise can be found here.

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The Supreme Court ruled that it's a tax.

And no - George was not checking the definition, he was showing you so that you could explain to America why the dictionary definition of a tax is different from your own.

It's a tax, it always has been and Obama has always been a liar.

Ron Perez

The definition of "crook" has Barrack Hussein Obama's photograph sitting right next to it.

Richard M. Nixon


Look into the ~O~...
Look into the ~O~...
Look into the ~O~...

You are getting sleepy;
You are no longer in control of your life or your money;
You no longer desire a higher salary or upward mobility.

There is nothing to this TAX business.

Jonathan "Hans" Gruber and Obama did NOT Lie about the Obamacare TAX and the Federal Subsidies to States without health care exchanges (where you WILL exchange your health for sickness and disease and you WILL like it).

When I wave my Pen in the air you will wake up feeling miserable, as you should in the "New Normal" world.

You are awake. You are an Obama Zombie

60 Days Until Individual Mandate Tax

Posted by John Kartch and Ryan Ellis on Friday, November 1st, 2013, 10:57 AM PERMALINK

Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services -- must pay an income surtax to the IRS. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that six million American families will be liable for the tax, and as pointed out by the Associated Press:  “Most would be in the middle class.”

When fully phased in, the individual mandate surtax will equal the greater of 2.5 percent of a family’s Adjusted Gross Income, or a dollar amount specified by Obamacare (ranging from $695 to $2,085.)

The only way millions of Americans can avoid this tax is by successfully enrolling in a health insurance plan on Obamacare’s website,  As has been widely noted, the website is largely inoperable and will be for the foreseeable future.

Americans liable for the surtax must pay the following amounts:


1 Adult

2 Adults

3+ Persons


1% AGI/$95

1% AGI/$190

1% AGI/$285


2% AGI/$325

2% AGI/$650

2% AGI/$975

2016 +

2.5% AGI/$695

2.5% AGI/$1390

2.5% AGI/$2085

The U.S. House has voted to delay the individual mandate for one year but it is being blocked in the Senate by Democrat leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

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