Consumers required to get approval for purchases over $50

posted by
August 11, 2011
The Onion
by staff  
Posted in Commentary

"Disappointed with the way the nation has been managing its money, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday it had begun requiring citizens to seek government approval on all purchases over $50. 'It's not that we don't trust people, but right now we're not seeing a lot of evidence suggesting they're capable of making these decisions on their own,' Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner." [satire -- at least for now] (08/10/11)  

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