Republican Congressional leaders have offered a late compromise which is hoped to allow the country to avoid devastating spending cuts that both parties desperately want to avoid. Under the proposal, Republicans will agree to higher taxes on the highest 2% of earners in exchange for one more mention of ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance, coupled with an agreement that it be left unchallenged until the year 2043.
The new pledge would then read “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and God, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) praised the plan as a way to “cement God’s legacy on this great nation, at least for another 30 years.” He went on to say that while he did not like the tax increases, “God will forgive us for those because we will be giving him additional glory and he likes that.” But many Congressional Democrats are wary of the idea. Recently elected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) spoke out against further violating the wall of separation of church and state by favoring a particular religion via legislation.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin also weighed in on the potential compromise, but no media is covering her any more, so we really have no idea what idiotic thing she said this time.