Matt Drudge tweeted today that he paid the penalty for not getting covered under Obamacare — a penalty he’s declared a liberty tax. It didn’t take long, though, for the White House and lefty blogs to declare Drudge a liar. White House spokesman Jesse Lee, for one, tweeted that Drudge’s claim was a “flat lie.”

The Huffington Post and Talking Points Memo also wrote pieces saying that Drudge was (probably) lying. Drudge fired back, though, in a series of tweets.

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447109957725327360

That link points to a “full list of Obamacare tax hikes” on Rep. Jeff Duncan’s site. The Individual Mandate Excise Tax and Employer Mandate Tax take effect in 2014. Drudge, as the owner of a small business, is paying his first quarter estimate for 2014 now.

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447114414160769024

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447118854058041344

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447134405052489729

Drudge’s response to Jesse Lee?

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447149030426951680

Update:

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/447176564082356225

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