Monday, April 06, 2015

Second Verse, Same as the First

Anyone who had a radio in the 60's will remember the British invasion of pop
singers, some more celebrated than others. Herman's Hermits would never rank with The Beatles or Rolling Stones but they did have a few memorable hits if for no other reason than the fact you couldn't get the tune out of your head.

Henry the 8th was one of those songs. Catchy tune combined with a bit of a history lesson about a former king of England.

Must not have been much to say about Henry. At the conclusion of the first verse lead singer Peter Noone said "Second verse. Same as the first".

And so it repeated.

Obamacare seems to be stuck in a Herman's Hermits time warp.

First there was that website (that still doesn't work).

For their next hit we have the IRS snafu.

Some 800,000 tax filers got the wrong information a few weeks ago.

Corrected forms in the mail.

Kind of.

Just like that infamous website, the IRS still can't get their act together.
ObamaCare customers who received the wrong tax form from the federal government this spring will not face penalties if they miss the April 15 deadline, officials announced Friday.
Anyone who have not yet been sent corrected tax forms and are “unable to file an accurate tax return” now have until Oct. 15 to file — as long as they request an extension. - The Hill

As of a week ago, some 80,000 people still did not have the corrected forms.

Yeah, we just can't get that tune out of our head.

Second verse, same as the first.
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