Is it a tax, a fee, or an open relationship?

CONVERSATION 1 CONVERSATION 2
A: “I’d like everyone who can afford to buy health insurance to buy health insurance, and if they don’t I want them to pay some money to the government.” A: “I really like you. I’d like to hang out with you a lot, and sometimes have sex with you. It wouldn’t be exclusive or anything. Just a lot of fun.”
B: “That sounds like a tax. I don’t like taxes.” B: “That sounds like a relationship. I don’t like relationships.”
A: “It’s not a tax. It’s a fee.” A: “It’s not a relationship. It’s friends-with-benefits.”
B: “It sounds like a tax. I don’t like taxes.” B: “But it sounds like a relationship. I don’t like relationships.”
A: “I promise it’s not a tax. It’s a fee.” A: “I promise it’s not a relationship. It’s friends-with-benefits.”
B: “I guess that sounds OK. Hey, C! Check this out. This dude wants everyone who can afford health insurance to buy health insurance, and if they don’t he wants them to pay some money. Is that a tax or a fee?” B: “I guess that sounds OK.  Hey, C! Check this out. This dude who likes me a lot wants to hang out all the time and sometimes have sex with me. But not exclusively. Is that a relationship, or is that just being friends-with-benefits?”
C: “That’s totally a tax.” C: “That’s totally a relationship.”
B: “OMG, you totally lied to me! You said it wasn’t a tax!” B: “OMG, you totally lied to me! You said it wasn’t a relationship!”
A: “Does it make a difference?” A: “Does it make a difference?”
B: “Yes! Because I don’t like taxes.” B: “Yes! Because I don’t like relationships.”
A: “Either way, you still have to get health insurance, right?” A: “Either way, we hang out a lot and have sex sometimes, right?”
B: “Right.” B: “Right.”
A: “And if you don’t, you still have to pay money, right?” A: “And either way, it’s not exclusive, right?”
B: “Right.” B: “Right.”
A: “But you’re freaked out now, because…?” A: “But you’re freaked out now, because…?”
B: “I don’t like taxes!!!!” B: “I don’t like relationships!!!!!!”
A: “That’s rational.” A: “That’s rational.”

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