Saturday, November 10, 2012

FROM HORSES TO CARS AND BACK TO HORSES

Matt Purple, writing for The American Spectator, presents us with some little known consequences of having elected President BO (the amateur president) to another term.

Here are some of the affects PBO(tap)’s second term will have.

Due to more Machiavellian requirements on car makers regarding vehicle emission standards, the price of the average car or light truck will increase by $3,000. That will lead to fewer cars sold, which will lead to an increase in unemployment in the car sales industry.

A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that investments in the medical devices and equipment sector will take a hit due to a 2.3% tax on the sale of every medical device (about a 15% tax on the company’s profits.

Due to an Obamacare limit on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) of $2,500.00, Special education will suffer an effective tax increase. This is because FSAs are popular with parents of special needs children who have been able to use the money on tuition for private schools that accommodate the disabled. Since $2,500.00 is not enough to pay the school bill, this represents an effective tax increase.

The continuation of the Dodd/Frank so-called “Durbin Amendment” means the loss of free checking accounts, because of a limit on debit card transaction fees. In 2011, 35% of banks offered free checking accounts, down from 2009 when 95% of them did. This is certain to decrease further under a second Obama term.

Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division website, run by the Justice Department, touts a victory over a small apartment complex in South Carolina that advertised an age 21 and up policy. The winning of DOJ’s discrimination lawsuit that further diminished a landlord’s freedom to rent to whomever he pleases, means that there will be more children in apartment complexes designed for a mature living atmosphere.

Have you ever heard of guide dogs? How about guide horses? Well, the afore mentioned  DOJ has decreed that shops and restaurants must admit miniature horses as long as they are accompanied by a blind or disabled person and are “housebroken.” Under the new Obama reign, this type of idiocy is slated to increase with the requirement that guide lizards and guide Tasmanian Devils be admitted as well.

According to the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other That Automobiles (who even knew such an agency existed?), under the new/old administration new efficiency standards for urinals, faucets, shower heads and water closets will result in drier urinals (what a relief!). Imagine how much the horrible smell of restrooms will increase!

I can hardly wait for all of the other decrees, executive orders, department decisions and other avenues to reduce liberty and freedom awaiting us under the Obama second term.

Hey, folks, you voted him in.

11 comments:

Craig said...

I tried your link for the $3,000 additional cost of a fuel efficient car. Got an ad on web building. Let's say that's true. The savings from doubling mileage would out strip the cost pretty quick.

I hadn't heard of miniature guide horses. Here's some unbiased info.

Men's bathrooms stink because some men can't hit the urinal and don't flush. It has nothing to do with water levels.

These are picayune gripes compared to what we could've expected from Romney. Higher taxes on middle class. Economic contraction (look what Austerity is doing in Europe). More deregulation of the type that led to the Great Recession. Probably, another war in the Middle East.

Like the election, you'll just have to wait to see how wrong you are.

I can empathize with the feeling when your guy loses but, I gotta admit, watching the hyperbolic freak out on the Right is a hoot.

Craig said...

I get it now, that wasn't your link. I might just build a web now.

Craig said...

more children in apartment complexes designed for a mature living atmosphere.

Here is the press release on that case.

The guy violated the Fair Housing Act. The Act was updated to include familial status in 1988. It was signed by the pres. Let's see, who was pres. then? Hint; his initials were R.R.

I guess the Justice Dept. upholding a law that's been around for 24 years is a Commie plot. Nice work.

Ducky's here said...

Good read on the medical device tax, enjoy

Darth Bacon said...

We can kiss Amercka good bye

Ducky's here said...

Joe, are you sure that families will lose tuition payments?

Those benefits are covered by Dependent Care FSA's which I do not believe are effected by the health bill.

It's not that I doubt you but sometimes you jump to conclusions.

Craig said...

We can kiss Amercka good bye

Is that a promise? Do it. Leave. Say good bye.

Shaw Kenawe said...

So sorry, Darth, I mean Ralphie.

Darth Bacon said...

What the hell does that mean, can't understand piggie talk!

Joe said...

OK, I'm one iota away from comment moderation.

Opus #6 said...

Joe, Nice post. I must say I have not yet met a horse that was house-trained.

Obamacare is a TAX. We of the tea party are
Taxed
Enough
Already!

Ducky, you and your will pay higher taxes too. And you will wait longer to see the doctor. Or have surgery. Or an MRI. Or eat at Applebees.