U.S. Congress has advised the citizens of the U.S. that a new tax is in the works and will begin immediately. Rep. Rich Mann stated that this new tax should bring forth extra money needed to expand military needs and allow Congress members to receive a long over due pay raise.
This new tax will be estimated on the amount of air you breathe over a 24 hour period and calculated to an annual allowance per person per household. Within the allowance, air shall be charged at 1/10th cent per cubic foot and anything over, the price increases to 1 cent. What this means to the people of the United States is they had better learn to hold their breath more often.
Dem. Low Budget declared it an "outrage" that people must suffer from the increasing political scandals of the nation. He also commented on the minimum wage and the cost of gas and the rising cost of county, city, state and federal taxes. During Low Budget's speech Rep. Gimmie Moore applauded pleasingly as a gunshot was fired and Mr. Budget dropped to the floor.
Luckily no-one was hurt in the fiasco except Mr. Low Budget was disappointed he couldn't finish what he was saying.