The following is my proposed plan, entirely consistent with the Left's ideology of sacrifice and egalitarianism, that I urge Obama submit to Congress for an immediate vote.
Except for Washington D.C., Hollywood, and the upper West Side of Manhattan, I propose that Obama systematically murder everyone in the United States. This would solve several problems.
First, rather than the relatively minor human destruction resulting from "cap and trade", this plan would lower America's "carbon footprint" dramatically. This will come as great relief to the rest of the world's environmentalists, who accuse the United States of consuming an "unfair" portion of the earth's resources, which evidently is not a function of production but of the ratio of a countries population to the square footage of earth. Also, it will dramatically limit urban sprawl, wetland erosion, and greatly limit global cooling - I mean warming - I mean climate change. In fact, I advocate a new government program, "Corpses for Land", be created where bodies could be burned and used as fertilizer to grow new forests and jungles. Oh wait, burning the corpses would cause an increase in carbon emissions, so maybe just let them rot and change the name to "Rotting Corpses for Land." Al Gore will be commissioned to study the possible effects of the rotting corpses on temperature one hundred years from now.
Second, the plan will significantly lower health care costs, which supposedly is a goal of the new health care bill. Since, we are told, insurance companies and greedy doctors are to blame, not crippling government intervention in the health care market, the problem will be solved by eliminating them. The CBO will, of course, have to make a provision in the budget for a one time charge off due to the costs of disposing of the corpses. The Federal Reserve can just print money to fund this, a program we can dub "CORF" (Corpse Removal Funding Program). It will further reduce costs by limiting the number of jails the Federal Government would have needed to imprison doctors or patients who would have violated any provisions of the new health care bill. The latter I dub the "Limiting Jail Construction Due to Dead Doctors Who Can't Violate Government Regulations Enforcing Slavery of Doctors Act".
Third, it will reduce exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. No longer will workers in America or the Third World ever again toil in an American factory where they voluntarily exchanged their labor for wages. No longer will the workers have to voluntarily suffer at the hand of entrepreneurs, inventors, and businessmen who created and built factories to produce goods that consumers voluntarily purchased to improve their lives. This plan I call the "No More Evil Factories Where People Work to Make Things People Want Initiative."
Fourth, it will cut down on military spending, which has been a primary goal of the Left for decades. Since there will be virtually no Americans, no military will be needed to protect American interests abroad. If those left in the country are attacked, the program provides funding for "Beer Summits" to be held with the foreign invaders in order to discuss their feelings and assure them that America will no longer exploit them and cause them to behead their enemies and blow themselves up in shopping malls.
Fifth, the murder of virtually everyone will dramatically reduce offensive speech or ideas that the Left does not like. This will mitigate the need for "speech codes", "fairness doctrines" on the internet or talk radio, and campaign finance regulations to prevent people from talking about politics.
Sixth, by murdering everyone that lives outside of these strongly Democratic jurisdictions, they can preserve their majority in the Congress. In effect, this would amount to a form of genocidal gerrymandering which must be good since, according to pragmatism, we can only judge an action by whether or not it "works".
I suggest that Obama study the work of Comrade Joseph Stalin, one of the most prominent communists of all time, who murdered between 20 and 100 million people during his reign of terror from 1922 to 1953. Or, he could study Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge who murdeded 1/3 of Cambodia's population [updated]. Or, he could study Hitler, Mao, Castro, Kim Il Jong and many others who actually carried out this plan. Of course, they will likely still find a way to be over budget. But, none of us will have to care.