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jdhelm

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 8:35:06 PM

The Affordable Boat Act - another program of Mr. Obama.

Here's how it works:

The Affordable Boat Act

The government has just passed a new law called: "The affordable boat act" declaring that every citizen MUST purchase a new boat, by April 2014. These "affordable" boats will cost an average of $24,000-$124,000 each. This does not include taxes, trailers, towing fees, insurance, fuel, docking and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs.

This law has been passed, because until now, typically only financially responsible and working people have been able to purchase boats. This new laws ensures that every American can now have a "affordable" boat of their own, because everyone is "entitled" to a boat.

In order to make sure everyone purchases an affordable boat, the costs of owning a boat will increase on average of 250-400% per year. This way, working taxpayers will pay more for something that other people don't want or can't afford to maintain. But to be fair, people who can’t afford to maintain their boat will be regularly fined and children (under the age of 26) can use their parents boats to party on until they turn 27; then must purchase their own boat.

If you already have a boat, you can keep yours (just kidding; no you can't). If you don't want or don't need a boat, you are required to buy one anyhow. If you refuse to buy one, you will be fined until you purchase one or face imprisonment. For those that cannot afford one, they will get a free boat with a monthly check for all ownership costs listed above at taxpayer expense.

Failure to use the boat will also result in fines. People living in the desert, inner cities or areas with no access to lakes are not exempt. Age, motion sickness, experience, knowledge nor lack of desire are acceptable excuses for not using your boat.

A government review board will decide everything, including; when, where, how often and for what purposes you can use your boat along with how many people can ride your boat and determine if one is too old or healthy enough to be able to use their boat. They will also decide if your boat has out lived its usefulness or if you must purchase specific accessories, or a newer and more expensive boat. (Cash for Clunkers guidelines will be used).

Government officials are exempt from this new law. If they want a boat, they and their families can obtain boats free, at the expense of tax payers. Unions, special interest and major donors are also exempt.

If the government can force Americans to buy health care, they can force you to buy a boat....or ANYTHING else..
Yea...it's that stupid...
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 2:03:46 PM

Steve, I totally agree with your comment.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:53:37 AM

"politicians in state after state have mandated what this insurance must cover, regardless of what individuals want."

--Now why on earth would our representatives in government do something that their constituents, we the people, don't want?

Could it possibly be that they answer not to us but instead to their deep-pocketed corporate donors from the insurance industry?

Which means that our system of self-government has been rendered dysfunctional by the power of big money; something we can (and must) only fix by amending the Constitution.

Get the big money out of politics. Return government to we the people. We need to control our government or else the 1% will use it to control us.

With rules just like the above. 'You can't buy what you want. You have to buy this, with all the stuff you don't want, and you have to pay for it. We are the 1% and we said so.'

The individual mandate: A Republican idea, enacted by Democrats, forced on us by the 1% of the insurance industry.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:46:03 AM

"Who decides what is "substandard"? What is older than the idea that some exalted elite knows what is good for us better than we know ourselves?"

Obama, Pelosi, and Reid...even though they are exempt from their very decisions.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:41:23 AM

FLY!

You got pardoned!

Hooray!

Congrats.
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PopcornPirate
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:09:04 AM

So does the reply... Whatever floats your boat......Apply to this topic?
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 12:20:45 AM

Hey, are they going to subsidize my monthly slip fee? Gosh, I sure hope so!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 10:45:29 PM

http://tinyurl.com/lxm8ehz

Interesting article by someone who has a valid viewpoint
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Hummmmm - wonder why the link feature wont work anymore????\\



>>>Like so many things that seem new, ObamaCare is in many ways old wine in new bottles.

For example, when confronted with the fact that millions of Americans stand to lose their existing medical insurance, as a result of ObamaCare, defenders of ObamaCare say that this is true only when those people have "substandard" insurance.

Who decides what is "substandard"? What is older than the idea that some exalted elite knows what is good for us better than we know ourselves?

Obama uses the rhetoric of going "forward," but he is in fact going backward to an age when despots told everybody what they had better do and better not do.

ObamaCare is old in yet another way. One of the fundamental reasons why private medical insurance has gotten so expensive is that politicians in state after state have mandated what this insurance must cover, regardless of what individuals want.

Insurance covering everything from baldness treatments to sex-change operations is a lot more expensive than insurance covering only major illnesses that can drain your life's savings. Now these mandates have moved up from the state to the federal level.

Insurance is an institution for dealing with risks. It is a costly and counterproductive way to pay for things that are not risks — such as annual checkups, which are known in advance to occur every year.

Your annual checkup does not cost any less because it is covered by insurance. In fact, it costs more, because the person who is insured must pay premiums that cover not only the cost of the checkup itself, but also the costs of insurance company paperwork.

If automobile insurance covered the cost of paying for your oil changes, would that make oil changes cheaper or more expensive?.
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Politicians love to play Santa Claus by handing out favors to voters, while depicting insurance companies as Scrooge when they raise insurance premiums to cover the costs of government mandates.

This kind of political game has been played for generations in other areas besides insurance.

Municipal transit used to be privately owned and run, but politicians would not allow the fares to be raised to a level that would cover costs. The net result was that private companies were driven out of business and local governments took over, saddling the taxpayers with the costs that fares don't cover.

That is what "single payer" means in any context — a government monopoly that virtually guarantees worse service. Why would anyone want that for something as crucial as medical care?

One reason, of course, is the ever seductive illusion of something for nothing, an illusion spread by glib politicians, posing as saviors of the public against villains in the private sector.

Another way in which ObamaCare is an old political story is that it began as supposedly a way to deal with the problem of a segment of the population — those without health insurance.

But, instead of directly helping those particular people to get insurance, the "solution" was to expand the government's power over everybody, including people who already had health insurance that they wanted to keep.

Since there has never been a society of human beings without at least some segment with some problem, this is a formula for a never-ending expansion of government power.

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are all on record as believing in a "single payer" system — that is, a government monopoly able to impose its own will on everybody. Even the current and future problems of ObamaCare can help them to reach that goal.<<<.
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Will the folks in the palace on the Potomac ever get tired of telling us to eat cake and like it? What will it take for the people who supported Obama to get fed up with the lies?
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 10:14:06 PM

Steve in many respects health care is a discretionary decision.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 9:31:33 PM

"Your health is YOUR health, if you don't want to maintain it then it is YOUR decision."

--As if needing medical care is a discretionary expenditure.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:19:47 PM

jd, that's the funniest line I've heard in relation to the ACA issue so far!
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 3:38:22 PM

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it”.

A physician called into a radio show and said: "that's the definition of a stool sample".
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 3:19:26 PM

"Well, this is just a look into the future. With the ice caps melting, we'll all need boats to survive. "

The same people telling us to buy health insurance also told us the ice caps were going to melt away by 2010 and when that didn't happen they said 2013. Guess what its almost 2014, they didn't melt. Wonder what else they are going to be wrong about.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:52:05 PM

lol, sgm4law, I don't think a 0.5- one meter rise in sea level will necessitate a boat for all.

Noah's Ark

NOT Noah waving from the Ark
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:21:09 PM

I don't know, sgm, with hell freezing over, we might need ice boats. Is it windy in hell?

You know what they say about boat owners - the second-happiest day in a boat owner's life is the day they buy it. The happiest day is the day they sell it!
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Bell30012
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:03:41 PM

Of course, we are not doing anything to increase the number of boat repair facilities, boat manufacturing plants and places to use your boats but you still must have one.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 12:48:52 PM

Well, this is just a look into the future. With the ice caps melting, we'll all need boats to survive.

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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 7:16:58 AM

You forgot the part where if you cannot afford a boat you will be able to buy one at a cheaper subsidized price. Also there are no ratings as to the quality of your boat. It is buyer beware so if you boat is not seaworthy it is just the risk you must take but you still have to buy that boat.
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 6:53:06 AM

Great analogy, but still will probably not get through the thick skulls of the dense ones among us.
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hero4hire
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 6:04:01 AM

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[Edited by: hero4hire at 11/4/2013 6:04:17 AM EST]
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 9:03:15 PM

Forcing people to buy health insurance just to subsidize it so other people can get it for cheaper is just plain wrong.

Your health is YOUR health, if you don't want to maintain it then it is YOUR decision. We have to have car insurance but that is for good reason, if you hit someone with your car they can collect the damages from your insurance company. I agree with that but other than to subsidize the cost of ObamaCare there is no reason to force health insurance on anyone. If you want to wreck your financial future that is on you.

80% of Americans already had insurance, for the ones who did not that is their decision and their problem.

I like this Affordable Boat Act. You know why? I can't afford one! Not really, I do not want a boat and would not use one if I did have one, and I live in the land of 10,000 lakes. Just like some people do not want health insurance and they are not going to use it even when they have it.
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