From Recession, Schmecession - Have a Couple Hundred Bucks!
"Sorry you lost your jobs, cars and homes, everybody," said Bush sheepishly. "Here, have a short stack of twenties."
When he took office in January of 2001, President Bush inherited an over-inflated economy on the verge of collapse. Now just eight short years later, the compassionate conservative has managed to turn the country around to the point where it can once again fall into a full-blown recession. This means that at some point in there the economy was doing well enough for economists to detect a second recession. By any measure, that's a lasting legacy.
"Now, don't spend it all in one place," chuckled Bush. "In fact, it's probably best that you don't spend it at all since we're just going to come back next year and ask for half of it back in taxes. So, have fun drawing 3% interest on that $300 for a whole year. That's nine bucks per family- enough to send one of you to a movie. I know. Wow. Amazing, isn't it?"
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