President-elect Barack Obama has announced a new economic policy designed to alleviate the effects of recessionary forces in the American economy.
In a 50 worded press release, the incoming President has suggested that Americans donate 60cents an hour in every day to a special money box marked Obama's Recession Appeal. The money would be collected each week by members of NACCP, or even Hell's Angels bikies if necessary, to be applied directly to the Federal Government budget.
Obama says that economic conditions are so dire that orthodox methods of dealing with the recession are no longer relevant. "We the people have a responsibility to bail out the country in its most serious predicament" he stated in the press missive.
Outgoing President George W Bush has endorsed the move and says he will be donating his Scottish terrier dog to the cause. "Barney is going to be sold on the open market and the compensation will help the economy in the long run" he said. Gordon Brown will dig into his pink piglet money box later today.