Listen my readers, while we opine
On the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act of 2009.
Reid said to Pelosi
If it looks like we have the votes tonight
Go to the Capitol dome
And hang a light
One if we have sixty,
Two if we have less,
And I on the Senate floor will rest,
Ready to call the bill for a vote
Before the senators can read what we wrote.
Some say that government-run
Healthcare is a joke.
So what if the VA is crumbling
And Medicare is going broke?
We'll make them buy insurance.
If they don't, levy a fine,
Or tax them again,
Or put them in jail for a time.
Since some feel a single payor
System is not fair,
We'll just change the name, and
Tell them they are in Medicare.
Those whining doctors and hospitals
Will come to their knees,
When we raise their taxes
And lower their fees.
And to make sure we don't lose
Any of the votes that we've got,
We'll change the bill's wording, so
They can't tell if we pay for abortions or not.
We can give up a little.
To compromise, we can pretend.
Then we'll fix it all in Conference
Committee in 2010.
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm.
We'll change our healthcare system,
Driven by power, compromise, and greed.
The people will have a new system born of
The midnight vote of Harry Reid.