6 Steps to a Filibuster-Proof Health Care BillOct 26th, 2009 | By Alkillous | Category: snewz
As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announces the US health care bill, we here at snewzbutton offer our solution for a filibuster-proof manner to get the public option into the US health system. This is an easily understandable fear, as there are undoubtedly a number of Republican Senators chomping at the bit to remake Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Realistically, any filibuster is not likely to last forever, and even if the Republicans filibuster for a month, at the end the Democrats have the votes to pass the bill and that means that by Christmas, thousands of little boys and girls will get their chemo treatments that their little lives depend upon.
1) Public Option –
Class-based limits offering unlimited, paid treatment to persons with a net worth over $10 Million and reducing coverage down to application of a single bandage per year at a cost of $5000 for anyone below the poverty line.
2) Tax breaks for the wealthy
One way to pull the heart strings of the Republicans in Congress is to offer money to people who have absurd amounts of it already. Clearly the social classes are too close in the United States, so the best option is to take money out of Social Security and give it to anyone whose income is over $20 Million. The amount given in this tax incentive should equal twice the amount of money the wealthy recipient was to pay in taxes. That way it doesn’t look like some sort of scam to keep rich people from paying taxes.
3) Immediate resignation of Joe Biden and the nomination of Sarah Palin to replace him as the new Vice President.
Upon confirmation of Vice President Palin, President Obama is to resign as well. By doing this, we’ll be able to ensure the important family values that… um… er… It’ll be about job creation!
4) Alter US History text books
– to say that the phrase “under God” has always been in the pledge of allegience instead of having been added in 1954, “In God We Trust” has always been the official US motto as opposed to it having been voted in by Congress in 1956, and that “so-called” conservativism isn’t really just based on a bunch of radical ideologies that are less than a century old. Even Blue Cross of Blue Cross/Blue Shield fame was only founded in 1929 and is the oldest business that started as a health insurance company.
5) Make Jesus an official founding father of the United States.
This one is a no-brainer. While we’re at it, we might as well make the Bible the only text allowed in schools, declare the country as having been founded at the birth of Christ, and make Christianity the official religion of the United States. This way, we can all be free to do what the conservatives want.
6) Pay for it by cutting aid to the poor and increasing taxes on Americans making up to 50,000/year.
Yeah! What have the poor done for us lately?