Contributed by: filbert Tuesday, December 30 2008 @ 03:40 PM CST
Dave Barry’s 2009 Year In Review[*1] . A taste:
The CEOs of the Increasingly Small Three automakers return to Washington to resume pleading for a bailout, this time telling Congress that if they can reach an agreement that day, they will throw in the undercoating, the satellite-radio package and a set of floor mats. “We’re actually losing money on this deal!” they assure Congress. Finally, they reach a multibillion-dollar deal under which the car companies will continue to provide jobs, medical care and pension benefits, but will cease producing actual cars. The restructured operation will be overseen by the federal government, using its legendary skill at keeping things on budget.