But now there’s more tooth-gnashing fun earlier in the winter: if I don’t grit my teeth and pony up for the very nearly worthless Obamacare Bronze Package by February 15 I have to pay a tax penalty. Which means I either have to pay money for nothing—well, besides subsidizing health care for all those single moms I’m physically incapable of knocking up—or pay slightly more money for next to nothing. But wait! Not so fast! There’s a list of exceptions:
A couple hare-brained schemes for escaping the Obamacare tax penalty
So this year the feds have two miserable deadlines for freelancers: There used to be just tax day, when you pay an obnoxiously large portion of your income—I swear, the payroll tax the self-employed have to pay is higher than social security paycheck-leeching is at a normal job—so that the government has the dosh to bomb strangers in foreign countries* and to give free money to all the helpless breeders and annoying assburgers you know who’ve convinced SSI that they’re too crazy to work.
*If I’m giving the government my hard-earned money to kill people, shouldn’t I be able to earmark that money for use in the slaughter of people I personally dislike? Killing random foreigners does nothing for me.