Can’t File Tax Returns?


MSN is trying to tug on your heartstrings by pointing out that:

Tens of thousands of people with modest incomes are at risk of losing health insurance subsidies in January because they did not file income tax returns.

Then they get personal and mention people’s stories on how they were angry and frustrated and afraid.

What?  Who doesn’t fill out tax returns?  Why is this even a discussion?  Most of the those tax places will do them for almost nothing.  We are a country filled with a bunch of people who just don’t want to do anything anymore for themselves.  Give me my free subsidy and screw your tax returns, they say.  No tax returns? What country am I living in?

The best part may be at the end:

The Obama administration and a small army of insurance counselors are getting ready to assist people who may lose subsidies because they failed to “file and reconcile” their 2014 tax credits.

Small army?  I wonder who pays for that?  Oh, yeah, more taxes from me.