As the nation’s deficit continues to skyrocket, politicians are scrambling to come up with solutions to counterbalance their reckless spending.
I kid, of course. The politicians could care less. They’re too busy trying to shoehorn someone’s useless airport into the back pages of our latest trillion-dollar fiasco. So while they look for more ways to sell your kids up the river, we have come up with a few suggestions on how to get the income to match the spending (or carpet to match the drapes, whichever comparison gets your attention quickest).
Fly-by-night tax collection agencies.
Check the White House sofa for any millions that may have slipped beneath the cushions.
Bake sale every Friday – first theme: “Fine. Score one for the bumper sticker-buying hippies. A bake sale to fund a bomber purchase.”
Pay wall for government websites.
Audit fucking everybody.
National “Swear Jar.”
Reorganize the government as a non-profit; accept donations from other countries.
$8 admission fee for illegal immigrants.
Buy more generics.
Effective tax rate on top earners to increase to 110%.
Federal withholding tax will now include a 35% “convenience fee” and a $10 “handling charge” (tip of the hat to Ticketmaster).
Same thing with filing a tax return.
Federal Disaster Relief packages now limited to a Sympathy card and whatever cash the people at the office chipped in ($43).
Several hundred post offices to convert to malfunctioning self-service kiosks.
Air Force One limited to one (1) “major city buzzing” per administration.
FDA Testing Department trimmed to one person: Karl “the Iron Stomach” Magnusson.
Casinos fucking everywhere.
Hell, smokers have an unlimited amount of money, right?
Americans encouraged to adopt foreign teens and immediately have them seek employment.
Increase the budget for “Alchemy R&D.”
Start accidentally knocking some zeroes off the end of the deficit total. Just until it’s down to something manageable.
Annex Central America and the rest of North America. Tax the hell out of our “new citizens.”
Take advantage of Australia’s penal colony status and stash our tax-dollar eating federal inmates “down under.”
Trim the DEA’s funding by 90%. Anti-drug operations going forward to consist of D.A.R.E. t-shirts and occasional “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?” hysterics.
All national parks and wildlife preserves to be converted immediately to money-making resorts/amusement parks/petting zoos.
All retail transactions to be “rounded up” to next even dollar amount, with difference going to “Deficit Spend-Down” account.
President, Cabinet to look for second jobs.
Library of Congress to “aggressively pursue” late fees.
When buying Congressmen, lobbyists must now pay a 25% service charge.
Secret Service now off nights and weekends.
Proposed bills now must be printed using both sides of the paper.
All interstate road work to be subcontracted to KFC.
Iraq, Afghanistan operations to convert to “Operation: We Can’t Fight All Your Battles for You.”
More “sexually attractive” government employees now required to “turn tricks” 4 hours a day.
Americans encouraged to “give till it hurts.” Or be hurt.