Oscar: Obama has a thing called the Catfood Commission.
MacIntosh: That is Obama’s Deficit Reduction Commission.
Oscar: Whys do they call it the Catfood Commission?
MacIntosh: Because if we follow their advice a lot of people will be eating catfood.
Oscar: What does they wants us to do?
MacIntosh: They want to reduce Social Security benefits by making people work until 70.
Oscar: But that could make old people work hard jobs and the hardest workers could die without ever getting benefits.
MacIntosh: Yep. They want to eliminate or reduce the deduction people get for the interest on their mortgage payments.
Oscar: So people that are barely making it now will lose their houses and every one with a house will have it drop in value.
MacIntosh: Yep. They want our veterans to pay more for their medical benefits.
Oscar: Because the value of their service has gone down.
MacIntosh: They want to eliminate the deduction employers get for paying for health insurance.
Oscar: But that would mean employers might drop or reduce health coverage.
MacIntosh: Yep. Catfood.
Oscar: Whys do they want to do those things.
MacIntosh: They say we must so we can afford to cut the maximum tax rate from 35% to 23%. That’s a reduction in taxes for our wealthiest citizens of more than a third.
Oscar: Yippee. They can buy more luxury yachts and Paris Hilton can make more porno tapes for the internet.
MacIntosh: Yep. If we do what they say we can reduce the deficit over time by $ 4 trillion.
Oscar: That’s a lot of money.
MacIntosh: We can increase our revenues by $ 4 trillion by eliminating the Bush tax cuts.
Oscar: It’s the same amount of money. And if we do that peoples can eat peoples food instead of cats food.
Oscar: What does they call this plan?
MacIntosh: I think they should name it after President Kennedy’s famous speech.
Oscar: Where he says we shouldn’t ask what the country can do for us?
MacIntosh: Yep. They should call it “Ask Not What The Rich Can Do For Our Country, But What We Can Do For Our Rich.”