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Cash for Cans, Bill will Help National Debt with Aluminum Can Drive
5/11/2011 4:24 PM Karl
Nancy Pelosi introduced an amendment to the house budget bill that will allow congress and their staff to recycle aluminum as a source of revenue. “We all drink out of cans, and I know my office has many just going to waste in the trash cans. This will bring in thousands of dollars to the federal government and it will help to save the planet”, the Democratic leader proclaimed on the House floor this morning as she introduced the amendment. The bill also requires matching contributions in the form of aluminum cans from both the Democratic and Republican National Committees.
Right wing pundit Rush Limbaugh lambasted Pelosi on the air after her announcement stating that, “he always recycles and it has never matched, dollar for dollar, the amount of money he saves yearly since President Bush cut his top marginal tax rate,” and he suggested that Pelosi should, “look into reducing the spending on pork she seems to enjoy.” To which, Pelosi retorted, “I don’t even eat the stuff, I stick to chicken.”
Others, however, were more enthusiastic with the proposal. Al Gore praised it claiming the benefits to the planet will far outweigh any inconvenience caused to mere individuals in Congress. “I think it’s a grand idea, in fact, I proposed it when I was in college as a means to pay for the internet!”
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wanted it expanded, “I can see ordinary Americans sending aluminum to the IRS as tax payments. Recycling centers can be nationalized and soon April 15th will become as cherished a day as April 22nd, Earth Day.” He also stated that if it took hold, he would recommend the US Mint to start making quarters out of aluminum made from cans, however, the Congressional Budget Office warned of a resulting spike in the price of aluminum as the metal is removed from the market and placed in coins.
The House is expected to vote on the amendment early next week. - Return to Previous Page
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