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    Default The Affordable Boat Act

    My dad sent this to me in an e-mail...interesting take on the Affordable care act. Hopefully this won't stir up any trouble...Enjoy!

    The U.S. 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 $54,000-$155,000 each. This does not include taxes, trailers, towing fees, licensing and registration fees, fuel, docking and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs.



    This law has been passed, because until now, typically only wealthy and financially responsible people have been able to purchase boats. This new law ensures that every American can now have a "affordable" boat of their own, because everyone is "entitled" to a new boat. If you purchase your boat before the end of the year, you will receive 4 "free" life jackets; not including monthly usage fees.



    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, wealthy people will pay more for something that other people don't want or can't afford to maintain. But to be fair, people who cant 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 or cant afford one, you will be regularly fined $800 until you purchase one or face imprisonment.



    Failure to use the boat will also result in fines. People living in the desert; ghettos; 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 (that doesn't know the difference between the port, starboard or stern of a boat) 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,(like a $500 compass) or a newer and more expensive boat.



    Those that can afford yachts will be required to do so...its only fair. The government will also decide the name for each boat. Failure to comply with these rules will result in fines and possible imprisonment.



    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, bankers and mega companies with large political affiliations ($$$) are also exempt.



    If the government can force you to buy health care, they can force you to buy a boat....or ANYTHING else..



    Yeah...it's that stupid...
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    Default Re: The Affordable Boat Act

    Quote Originally Posted by E4NASH View Post
    Yeah...it's that stupid...
    The email? No doubt. Silly

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    Pretty funny for the Obama voters.

    I posted that a few days ago in joke of the day.
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    Default The Affordable Boat Act

    Ahhh...sorry about the dupe. I haven't been on in a while. Hope those voters are proud/happy with themselves...
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    an interesting debate on boats vs healthcare

    although many different arguments and lots of scenarios can provide different outcomes, I don't understand why this is such a big deal. I figure most of us on this forum are fiscally responsible and probably in pretty good jobs as we have disposable money for a boat and all the expenses that go along with it. I think the assumption could also be made that most of us have health care either thru work or for those self-employed, thru an insurer. if the intent is to make sure everyone in the us has insurance and as a side effect ends up lowering costs of treatment due to hospitals no longer charging off bad debt, is this not a good thing?

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    Not that familiar with it - but what about people who don't need insurance? Those who make a boat load of money and don't want to bother with it? They are still required to get it - right? (like the tie-back to boats ??)
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    At least we will be able to buy stamps in the new ER. By the way-- they will be taking all Federal holidays off so don't get sick or hurt.
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    Default The Affordable Boat Act

    Sandm, you talk like it is has effect on people who already have good insurance but that is where you are mistaken. There are a large amount of new taxes coming being initiated to pay for the federal insurance subsidies that will affect all of us. Then when they can't get enough money through the new taxes they will start charging credit cards and pass appropriation bills to pay for it and then the national debt will grow even larger.

    Not to mention forcing companies to charge the same rate for everyone no matter how much risk the pose does two things, it either drives the cost up for low risk people to pay for the high risk ones or it causes the insurance company to eventually go broke. I think that is the ultimate plan, this whole law is a pretext to set the stage for a single payer national system because it's designed to drive insurance companies out of business


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    I don't think it'll affect anyone that has insurance. I see it as forcing my coworker who chooses not to get coverage to have it. so when his wife goes into labor and has a kid, I'm not stuck with higher bills at the hospital from them charging off his bad debt.
    I certainly don't understand all the in's and out's of it and I don't think anyone really does as smoke and mirrors are what our gov't is good at, but seems to me that having insurance should be a good thing.

    I consider myself that low risk person as I've been to the dr maybe twice in the last 20 years, but I'm also considered high risk as my bmi is high. 5'11" and currently 205. I lead a somewhat active lifestyle and I'm considered obese so my insurer chooses not to give me the discount(currently 17%). if healthcare reform somehow manages to fix that, I'm going to be happy.

    I guess at the end of the day it feels like a law that will force those that should have it and have access to it to provide it for their families. I see too many large families that are a drain on the system choose to pass on healthcare knowing the state will take care of them. of course I feel the same way about the irs and giving deductions for having kids. I'm subsidizing refunds to families that keep popping them out. give me an income-progressive flat tax with no itemizing and I'll be in 7th heaven
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    I don't think it'll affect anyone that has insurance.
    Maybe do a search on "Cadillac tax" before you get so hopeful. You have no idea what is coming. Like any other socialist program, those who were getting something good will have it taken away and given to those who would just take anyway. The "plan" is designed to curtail care in good plans and use the alleged cost savings and extra money to pay for others. But, as usual, they didn't anticipate that nobody will keep paying a high premium for a plan that sucks.
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