Monday, May 12, 2008

Economic News......we can all use

Reaganomics Finally Trickles Down To Area Man


HAZELWOOD, MO—Twenty-six years after Ronald Reagan first set his controversial fiscal policies into motion, the deceased president's massive tax cuts for the ultrarich at last trickled all the way down to deliver their bounty, in the form of a $10 bonus, to Hazelwood, MO car-wash attendant Frank Kellener.


Economic Stimulus Check Burned For Warmth


HELENA, MT—Saying the extra bit of kindling material couldn't have come at a better time, 43-year-old school teacher Tim Donaldson received his $618 rebate check from the Internal Revenue Service Tuesday, and then immediately burned it to provide warmth for his wife and two sons. "It gets pretty cold here at night," said Donaldson, adding that with 75 percent of his take-home pay going toward car and mortgage payments, his children's schooling, and his wife's medical bills, the rare opportunity to sleep in a warm house for a night was much appreciated. "I just want to thank the government for sending such a large check. It burned for quite a while." Donaldson, who could not afford matches or fuel to light the check, said he made do by placing the envelope's clear plastic address window at an angle underneath the sun to spark the initial flame, which his family then huddled around until they fell asleep.


Congress To Raise Alpacas To Aid Struggling Economy

WASHINGTON—Members of Congress assured Americans that they have a definitive plan for reviving the slumping economy when they unveiled on Monday a bold new fiscal stimulus package that calls for the purchase of a pair of alpacas.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the proposal, which is expected to solve

the sub-prime mortgage crisis, boost consumer confidence, and pump much-needed liquid capital into the market, will be put into motion as soon as the first issue of Alpaca World magazine arrives and Congress has a chance to go through the catalog and select the perfect mating pair.
Congress Announcement

Proponents of the new economic stimulus package show off the comfort and versatility of alpaca fleece.

"We're confident that breeding alpacas will jump-start the economy and lift this nation out of debt once we get the start-up money," said McConnell, who insists the exotic livestock require very little maintenance and are of a gentler temperament than their cousin the llama. "All you need is a fertile male and a female in heat, and nature takes it course. Before you know it, the money is rolling in and there's alpacas everywhere."



What the Presidential hopefuls are saying:

Barack Obama

Will cut taxes, but occasionally hit up Oprah on behalf of treasury.


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

"We need to create new jobs in this country—green collar jobs that can help our economy and our environment. And I'd like to point out that that's my term—'green collar' jobs. See, I can come up with exciting phrases."



John McCain

John McCain

"Once we win this ideological war on radical Islamic extremism which will rage for thousands of years, then we will concentrate on the economy."


Ron Paul

Would get rid of the economy.



Thanks to The Onion!


12 comments:

VE said...

That's funny stuff. I should go write for them when I grow up.

Jay said...

Ron Paul would do away with the economy. LOL

The Onion is hilarious.

leelee said...

VE...you should!! You'd be great!

HUGS!!

leelee said...

Jay...whenever I am feeling blue..I just read The Onion..or visit your blog..that always bring s a smile to my face..

HUGS!

Bond said...

I knew Hil could come up with catchy phrases other than "Bill, you suck so bad I wish my Secret service protection would kill you"

Though I also like that one!

leelee said...

Ha!..I was just at the Couch leaving YOU a comment. Yeah...Bill ...what can you say That hasn't already been said?

HUGS Vinny!

puerileuwaite said...

We ARE doomed, aren't we? ..........

leelee said...

Thats ok Pug...doomed shmoomed...we'll ride it out..I've got enough supplies for 2 in my bunker...not to worry..now hurry over ;-)

HUGS!!

puerileuwaite said...

I'm on my way! To hell with Eva Braun and Hitler ... WE will be THE FUN AND SEXY Bunker Couple!

leelee said...

Now your tawkin'. I can be Posh and you be Becks...I promise I'll smile.

The Phosgene Kid said...

I'm going libertarian. If the government is going to be crappy no matter who makes it in, I'd just have soon have less of it in my life.

leelee said...

You know phos. I am considering that route as well.. I've pretty much had enough..

HUGS!!