Lately, he seems to be slipping. I’m talking about White House spokeshole Josh Earnest. He lies. You know he is lying. He knows you know he is lying, and, he makes no effort to try and make you believe that he’s not lying. He used to do that; make you think he was on the level, trying his best to get the facts straight, the truth out.
Now, he’s just a lying turd. A big one.
When confronted with a question about the millions of Americans who will have to cough up close to $2 Billion in penalty taxes this year for not having their health insurance as required by Obamacare (which was confirmed by the Administration’s own Treasury Department, as well as the CBO) Earnest replied, “I don’t think it is accurate to suggest that millions of people are going to get a tax bill as a result of this.”
I had to really parse this one to make some sense. Then it hit me. How many of you actually get a tax bill? Very few. We voluntarily comply, fill out the forms, write the check, and curse the bastards for their spendthrift ways. Right? We don’t get a bill, unless we get an audit. And most of those are the letter variety anyway. So, Earnest is technically telling the truth. Millions of Americans aren’t going to get a whopping tax penalty bill this year. Nope, they’ll simply pay it on April 15, or have it deducted from any anticipated refund.
What a turd. Eat it Josh Earnest. And your boss too.