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Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close
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'A public safety disaster': Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close

The Affordable Care Act forces companies with more than 50 workers to buy them all health insurance or pay hefty fines

The IRS says volunteer firefighters are 'employees,' even though the Department of Labor says they're 'volunteers'

Out of more than 1 million fire departments in the U.S., 87 per cent are staffed entirely or mostly by life-saving volunteers

Members of Congress are weighing in, but the Obama administration hasn't taken any action yet to carve out a fire-fighting exception

By David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor

PUBLISHED: 15:58 EST, 9 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 EST, 9 December 2013

Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act.

'I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at the first of the month, Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News.

'Man, oh, man, this could potentially destroy some real good companies in Florida.'

The U.S. Department of Labor takes the term 'volunteer' literally, but the IRS says volunteer firefighters are technically employees if they're on the job more than 30 hours per week, making them subject to Obamacare's employee-mandate rules.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z2n1KPFLHK
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First I've heard of it. I'll have to look into this more although I doubt it affects our department.
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Could also cause local townships to raise taxes something fierce.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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fuck the irs. its time for people to defy the government and tell them to stick it. same with all the pc crap. if you dont want to sell something to someone just tell them no and to leave. its time to take back this country from the candy ass democrats and liberal minded republicans.
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I'm thrilled and hope they do not carve out any exemptions and start taking back those they made. Things like this are good for a repeal effort. Let everyone suffer and wait for them to scream...
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Yeah... unintended consequences...

But, given the irrationality of the Left's "leadership", I'm sure Zeke Emmanuel will be going on the idiot box to tell us that our neighborhood burning to the ground is good for us... and we're just too racist to understand that.

Tow the party line no matter how many people die for it.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Come april and may... the unintended consequences are going to go apeshit... fuck bit coin I have stock in orvall readenbocker..
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ExcelToExcel;127986 Wrote:Come april and may... the unintended consequences are going to go apeshit... fuck bit coin I have stock in orvall readenbocker..

According to a study that I did many years ago on the Probable Popability of Popcorn, I determined that buying name brand popcorn was a waste of money as generic brands were just as good, and in some cases better than name brands.

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Yes, I really did do a study on that.
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streaker69;127987 Wrote:
ExcelToExcel;127986 Wrote:Come april and may... the unintended consequences are going to go apeshit... fuck bit coin I have stock in orvall readenbocker..

According to a study that I did many years ago on the Probable Popability of Popcorn, I determined that buying name brand popcorn was a waste of money as generic brands were just as good, and in some cases better than name brands.

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Yes, I really did do a study on that.

Just don't try to grow corn for popping on your own property. Also, brand name or generic, you have already paid for the corn in taxes. The real probability of popcorn is congruent to the probality of government success... it looks tasty and fills no bellies. It as less nutrionally complete than the napkin you wipe your hands with (for popcorn) or the TP you wipe your keister with ( a la .Gov)
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Orevell does pop way bigger and more kernels pop but I dont actually prefer it. I like chewing on unpoped kernels for some odd reason.
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