Obama, King of the Free Market?

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Friday, 20 November 2009

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From the White House on Friday President Obama released a plan, that he claims will pay for the controversial health care bill passed buy the house of representatives and is awaiting passage from the senate.

"The greatest challenge we face in the health care debate is how we are going to pay for It and I have ended the debate.," said the president standing next to Taco Bell executives and members of congress.

The president went on to announce that he has leased naming rights of the Liberty Bell to Taco Bell. According to the president the Liberty Bell will be officially renamed "the Liberty Taco Bell".

Along with the name change the fast food giant will also have their logo placed on the bell and all postcards and souvenirs featuring the famous symbol of American Independence. The president went on to say that he is in negotiations with others about leasing naming writes for other national monuments, but would not release names.

The Obama administration, which has long been accused of being socialist, has surprised many in this bold move, and has got support from some unexpected sources. Popular radio talk show host and avid Obama critic Rush Limbaugh announced on his show that he has made a $15.2 million bid for the naming rights to Mount Rushmore for 2 years. " I may not support government health care but I sure do like the sound of Mount Rush Limbaugh More" said Limbaugh.

Obama did not take questions but closed with the following statement, " I am often accused of being a socialist or a tax and spend liberal, but as you can see I think outside the box. My team and I have worked hard to find a way to pay for our plans not just run up the deficit. The fact is eight years of failed Bush policies is responsible for how expensive this health care bill, that was released last week, will be. And I am the one to fix it. But the critics are going to tell you that this is un-American but how is this different than selling naming writes to a football stadium? Besides I don't hear anyone else tying to find a way to pay for this thing that was thrown in my lap. "

Although the president has not released names of those he is in negotiations, we have obtained a list from a White House insider of purposed names.

Statue of Liberty Mutual

St, Louis Golden Arch

Waffle House of Representatives

Ford, Mercury, Lincoln Memorial

MGM Grand Canyon

Rename the White house to the White Castle

The Joseph Smith-sonian Institute (proposed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

Heinz Ketchup Purple Heart (in honor of Sen. John Kerry)

The Jeep Patriot Act (negotiated by former President George W. Bush)

The insider also stated that Obama received an offer by Capitol One to rename the presidential plane to Air force Capitol One, but the President refused saying" some things in this country are still sacred".

Although the president has bipartisan support, He surely faces an uphill battle, as critics now attack him for being in bed with corporate America. Only time will tell if this plan will do as the president predicts or if it will do nothing more than make this country look like a giant Nascar track.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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