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Friday, 26 February 2010

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In an historic move Federal Reserve Secretary Ben Bernanke has named Friday March 5 as the last day for money printing in the United States.

"Sometimes you just get to where you have to call it a day." said the Fed Chief during an unusually rambling press conference Tuesday.

There have been some complaints from municipalities lately concerning the sheer number of dollar bills and bond issue notes flowing into the economy.

Director of public works-Cincinnati Joe Herschenbaum in an interview said, "During the seventies and eighties when prices went up,we would maybe notice it took a little more at the check-out counter. Now there is so much new money coming into the economy that its starting to pile up in the gutters and our street crew is saying its clogging up the equipment.

Western states have had reports of greenbacks blowing onto windshields during wind storms blocking the driver's vision and causing auto wrecks.

"We'll just have to start over with some other medium of exchange", Bernanke summed up. "Maybe pretty stones and shiny buttons,they're about the same value now anyway."

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