Monday, August 24, 2009

Cash for Codgers: A Codger for a Baby

I received this from a distraught grandmother:

Codger
Democrats, realizing the big success of the President's "Cash For Clunkers" rebate program, have revamped a major portion of the Obama Nationalization - Health Care Plan. President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Reid 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 on the day of delivery. 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, cheese, or Girl Scout Cookies. All codgers will be rendered totally useless via a toxic injection, - similar to that given to the engines of the 'clunker' trade ins. This will insure that they like the vehicle 'clunkers' are not secretly resold (traded in) or their body parts harvested to keep other codgers in repair and among society. Judging by this I should be gone soon. I'll miss you guys...
End message from my grandmother.

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