Is Obamacare becoming a laughing stock?

I received what follows from a golfer friend of mine.  Of even more interest was that my friend is, well, not exactly a conservative.  Even if you are not a golfer, please read on.

The Obama administration has passed a new law titled:  The Affordable Golf Club Act” declaring that every citizen must purchase a new set of golf clubs, before April 2014.   This law has been passed, because until now, typically only the wealthy or financially responsible have been able to purchase new golf clubs without the assistance of their government.
This new law ensures that every American can now have “affordable” golf clubs of their own, because everyone is equally entitled to new golf clubs. And if you want to keep the golf clubs you already have, you can do that, until April 2014. These affordable golf clubs will cost from $1,000 to $3,000 each depending on your income level. This does not include taxes, pull cart, electric cart fees, green fees, membership fees, balls, tees, gloves, range finders, storage fees, maintenance, or repair costs.
In order to make sure everyone participates and purchases their affordable golf clubs, the costs of owning golf clubs will increase 50% each year up to 400% by year 2018. This way, wealthy people will pay more for something that other people don’t want or can’t afford to maintain. People who can’t afford or refuse to maintain their golf clubs will be fined. However, children under the age of 26 can use their parents golf clubs until they turn 27 at which time they must purchase their own golf clubs.   If you don’t want or think you don’t need golf clubs, you are still required to buy them. If you refuse to buy a set or make claims that you can’t afford them, you will be fined $800 until you purchase a set or face imprisonment.   People living in farming areas, ghettos, inner cities, Wyoming, or areas with no access to golf courses are not exempt. Age, health, prior experience or no experience are not acceptable excuses for not buying, maintaining, and using your golf clubs.   A government review board that doesn’t know the difference between a hook and a slice will decide everything. This includes when, where, how often and for what purposes you can use your golf clubs along with how many people can ride in your golf cart. The board will also determine if participants are too old or not healthy enough to be able to use their golf clubs.   They will also decide if your golf clubs have outlived their usefulness or if you must purchase specific accessories, like a range finder with slope adjustment or a newer and more expensive set of golf clubs.   Those that can afford memberships at expensive golf country clubs will be required to buy memberships. If you are already a member and you like your membership you can keep your membership. After April 2014, a different country club will be assigned for you to purchase a membership.   Government officials are exempt from this new law as they and their families and some of their friends can obtain golf clubs at taxpayers expense.
Of course, administrations can’t pass laws.  At least they didn’t used to be able to do so.
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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. just sayin on December 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Why do I have this unshakable image of Harpo honking his horn, gaggling his wild eyes, and giving us his gaping grin?

  2. Plainvillian on December 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    This is a reaction to Bush refusing to play golf until the troops he had committed overseas returned home.? It’s Bush’s fault but it makes as much sense as the Deplorable Care Act known as Obamacare.?
    And yes Obamacare is now a laughingstock.? So is Obama.? He jumped the shark with Pajama Boy.

  3. Dimsdale on December 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

    This is priceless!? It makes exactly as much sense as the “Affordable” Care Act, aka ?bamacare.? I assume we will all get the opportunity to play as many times a year as ?bama, right?
    Will we have to buy the goofy Mom pants that ?bama wears too??

  4. Dimsdale on December 24, 2013 at 8:09 am

    It is only fair that the absurd plan be as much a laughingstock as its absurd namesake.

  5. bien-pensant on December 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    The first spoof I read was called “the Affordable Boat Act.” Everyone over 26 had to get a boat. It was detailed and elaborate, and funny.
    The ACA is not funny. It is the Keystone Cops meets the Little Rascals.
    Now, they were funny!

  6. bubba on December 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

    where can I sign up for my obamaclubs. the only problem with them is you always miss your shots to the left. where does it stop cars, houses jobs?

  7. Lynn on December 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

    If only these spoofs had been done before the election , Affordable Soccer Team Act for soccer Moms, Affordable Bowling Ball Act, Affordable Surf Board Act, Affordable X-Box Act, maybe this Cool President would never have been elected again. ACA would have just been a passing nightmare. The Cool President could be out in Hollywood by now, with his pals, Matt, Spielberg, Penn and Twerking Miley.?

  8. kanestian on December 24, 2013 at 11:56 am


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  9. JollyRoger on December 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    We can’t let them disassociate themselves from this. ?Obama proudly called it “Obama-Care” and said the name fit because, of course, “Obama cares!” ?Then he spoke of rebranding the mess, distancing even himself from his namesake, and now we have the affordable care act. Obama uses his tongue prettier than a $20 whore!

    • bien-pensant on December 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      One thing about Obama is he NEVER takes responsibility for anything that goes wrong, blames everyone and anyone else, especially Bush (41 or 43, don’t matter which) and is the first to lecture about how good something is going to be once it is funded — $$$$ and more $$$$ — and serving the glory of the democrat, liberal agenda.
      He is all about running his mouth.

  10. JollyRoger on December 25, 2013 at 1:39 am

    So Barry signed up for a bronze plan which he will not use, he enrolled via concierge service while vacationing in Hawaii, Moochelle and the kids won’t be participating in the plan (they have a much better plan!), they also won’t pay into the plan, and Barry’s personal information won’t be in the exchange data bases because they’re really not so secure… But it’s good enough for thee hoi polloi, so Happy Holidays and enjoy your crappy health plan 😉

  11. stinkfoot on December 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

    If you like your golf clubs you can keep them…?

  12. Linda Mae on December 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Will using these clubs make me a better golfer?? Can I take the clubs with me as I go on vacation in another state??


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