Some Americans Need Help

From Random Traverse.

WASHINGTON, DC - Congress is considering sweeping legislation which will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.


"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said California Senator Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing."

There is more. Go read it.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 01.12.10 at 01:57 AM










Comments

The Onion published this--with initiative for it credited to Clinton--in 1998. The blogger didn't even change the anecdotes or names of people quoted in the piece.

Nik Mendota   ·  January 12, 2010 9:06 AM

The Onion published this--with initiative for the Act credited to Clinton--in 1998. The blogger didn't even change the anecdotes or names of people quoted in the piece.

Nik Mendota   ·  January 12, 2010 9:07 AM

The Onion published this--with initiative for the Act credited to Clinton rather than Boxer--in 1998. The blogger didn't even change the anecdotes or names of people quoted in the piece.

Nik Mendota   ·  January 12, 2010 9:07 AM

The Onion published this--with initiative for the Act credited to Clinton rather than Boxer--in 1998. The blogger didn't even bother to change the anecdotes or names of people quoted in the piece.

Nik Mendota   ·  January 12, 2010 9:08 AM

I erred. The posting of "AWNAA" at Random Traverse has been updated with credit given to The Onion for their rich satire.

Thank you, Simon, for bringing Nik's observation(s) to my attention.

Thank you, Nik. Thank you, Nik. Thank you, Nik. Thank you, Nik.

LT

linearthinker   ·  January 12, 2010 4:18 PM

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