The Affordable Car Act and Our Debt Ceiling Crises

Our family has a problem. We have too many drivers, with too many places to go, and not enough cars. I’m often stuck at work freezing in the cold waiting for a ride home. I’ve had to pawn my kids off to get rides to their soccer games with other parents simply because there isn’t an available car.

Something must be done. It’s almost a right. A right to transportation.

So, a new car is needed.

So, I’m thinking I should get the 2013 Range Rover Autobiography LR-V8 Supercharged. It’s $135,995. Yes, it’s pricy, but it does EVERYTHING. Reliable. I can get a roof rack. It also has a “non-smokers package”, which sound really healthy.

Anyway, in order to afford this (which we totally can’t, because we’re in debt as it is) I’m going to have to get rid of the other cars. Of course.

My husband has said “no way.”It’s too expensive. We can’t afford it. He wants to “talk” it over and negotiate. Figure out a “reasonable” solution.

NO way. He’s not going to hold our family hostage. How can we NOT afford to have a new car? It’s SHINY. It will get us places. We all agree something needs to be done. Make no mistake about it. My husband’s ideological crusade against this new car is like holding a gun to our family. Let me be clear – I will not negotiate.

So I’m shutting down the family until he agrees to buy me a brand new, $136,000 car. I don’t know where he’s going to get the money, because we don’t have it. Perhaps someone will loan it to us.

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10 Comments on “The Affordable Car Act and Our Debt Ceiling Crises”

  1. No Says:

    Fuck you and your negotiating. The ACA is a LAW. It was voted into LAW by both houses of congress. It was signed into LAW by the president. It was upheld as a LAW by the (right-wing-heavy) Supreme Court. We’re not going to negotiate simply because you and your ilk can’t abide the results of the Democratic process because you didn’t win. If you don’t like the ACA, then elect lawmakers who can legally reverse it.

  2. Car in Says:

    Ba haaa haaa haaa …

    It was voted into LAW by both houses of congress completely supported by one party. It is full of shit, and it’s going to bring our country down.

  3. roamingfirehydrant Says:

    Borrow the money from your kids.

  4. jam2 Says:

    there’s probably a government subsidy that will help you purchase it; after all, it is for the children.

  5. jam2 Says:

    you just need to be a Resident and it’s FREE

  6. Car in Says:

    That’s an excellent idea, Roamy. My kids. And China.

    This is going to work out great.

  7. Jay in Ames Says:

    Aww. someone is upset because the people have elected representatives that reflect their values, and those values don’t include bankrupting the country so we can move toward single payer health care!

    So cute, so cute.

  8. Car in Says:

    No one may want to read this article as a little refresher course on how things work. Since he/she won’t, I will quote it in length :

    The American Revolution was in some ways a repudiation of the Hobbesian model, insisting, as it did, that the citizen (as opposed to the subject) enjoys rights that are not the state’s to dispose of, that the sovereign can in fact injure the citizen, and that the citizen may seek redress for those injuries, up to and including revolution.

    But our so-called liberals are committed Hobbesians. Argue for a reduction in taxes, or a more restrictive interpretation of delegated powers, or allowing the states to take the lead on health care and education, and they’re sure that the next step is a Hobbesian hootenanny in which all of our rump roasts are crawling with bacteria, somebody snatches Piggy’s glasses, and, worst of all, there’s no NPR to ask what it all means. Like Hobbes, they believe that you hold your property at the sufferance of the state, and that you should pipe down and be grateful for whatever you are allowed to keep. But the American creed is precisely the opposite: The state exists at our sufferance, not the other way around, and while few of us actually hold the beliefs that Senator Reid attributes to us and long to abolish the state as a general principle, more than a few of us are interested in making some deep changes to this state. We may not want to shut it down entirely, but we aren’t sure we want it to load another few trillion dollars in debt onto us. We aren’t throwing bombs, but we aren’t going to give it everything it demands, either. Not 40 percent of the last dollar, not a dime to subsidize abortions, not control over our children’s educations or our own consciences. Hobbes wrote about subjects. We’re citizens.

    We’re CITIZENS, not subject.

  9. agiledog Says:

    Fuck you and your negotiating. The ACA is a LAW.

    Fuck you and your “it’s a law” meme. Slavery was a LAW. Segregation was a LAW. We “conservatives” fought to overturn them, too. (See The Civil War and the Civil Rights Act of 1964).

  10. mote Says:

    i love you guys.

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