Now that we've gotten that whole pesky not-having-health-insurance thing out of the way, it's time to start chipping away at society's real problems. The New York State Senate suggests that the answer lies in buying a belt.

Forget education reform! Don't worry about our outdated and quickly crumbling infrastructure! And don't you even think about point a finger at the laughingstock of the nation that is Albany politics! You need to rest assured at night that your tax dollars are going to fighting the real problems out there, one ass at a time.