Dufus Dale:<quoted text>Paying the fine in a lump sum or per month takes you out of the Health Care loop, so there isn't a "tax penalty" just a fine since you are not participating in the Health Care program.
The Affordable Health Care Act is not mandatory.
<Insert Babbling Nonsense Here> Therefore "it isn't a 'tax penalty'."
That's called a non sequitur Dufus.
According to Dufus Dale, paying the PENALTY imposed by 26 USC § 5000A(b)(1) means it's not a penalty.
"there is hereby imposed on the taxpayer a penalty"
But, according to Dufus Dale, if you pay it in a lump sum or make monthly payments it's a fine.
Dufus Dale: "Paying the fine in a lump sum or per month takes you out of the Health Care loop,"
Sorry, Dufus, being a free-rider takes you out of the "health care loop" (until you get sick at taxpayer expense). In any event, paying the penalty does not transform it into a fine. You must be smoking some good sh!t.
If Dufus Dale hasn't figured it out yet, under 26 USC § 5000A, the "Requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage," the health insurance requirement under the Affordable Health Care Act, the penalty is assessed under the tax code. I.e., it's a tax, even if you call it a fine.
But according to Dufus Dale's Play Law Dictionary only one penalty under the tax code is really a "tax penalty".
What an infantile little twerp.