Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cash for Codgers?

A commenter recently encouraged me to get off politics. I'm sure the commenter meant partisan politics. That became a problem on the last story because it was all about partisan politics and its impact on the schools, but apparently we can move on now.

But first...a teacher sent me the following piece of political humor, so I figured, as long as we're here... It's just a little something to lighten the mood. Try not to take it seriously.
Democrats, realizing the success of the President's "Cash For Clunkers" rebate program, have revamped a major portion of their National Health Care Plan. President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Reed are expected to make this major announcement at a joint news conference later this week.

I have obtained an advanced copy of the proposal which is named.... "CASH FOR CODGERS" and it works like this:
  • Couples wishing to access health care funds in order to pay for the delivery of a child will be required to turn in one old person.
  • The amount the government grants them will be fixed according to a sliding scale.
  • Older and more prescription dependent codgers will garner the highest amounts.
  • Special "Bonuses" will be paid for those submitting codgers in targeted groups, such as smokers, alcohol drinkers, persons 10 pounds over their government prescribed weight, and any member of the Republican Party.
  • Smaller bonuses will be given for codgers who consume beef, soda, fried foods, potato chips, lattes, whole milk, dairy products, bacon, Brussel sprouts, or Girl Scout Cookies.
  • All codgers will be rendered totally useless via toxic injection.
  • This will insure that they are not secretly resold or their body parts harvested to keep other codgers in repair.

Better keep an eye on your kids, they may be looking at you as a trade-in.

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