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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Winfield Hill, Oct 15, 2003.

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    Citing the growing cost of running the Federal government
    and the need to cut costs in order to reduce the budget
    deficit, President Bush announced today that he was laying
    off all 535 members of Congress and transferring lawmaking
    operations to a legislative support center in Bangalore,

    "Hey, outsourcing is the way to go these days," said Bush
    at an impromptu news conference where he announced the
    decision, adding, "the American people want to see less
    government waste. Since every one of those ex-Congressmen
    had a salary of $150,000, this move will cut our costs by
    over $80 million per year, and that's not even counting
    what we'll save on health insurance and retirement plans."

    Sources indicate that the Indian replacements will be
    paid approximately $250 per month. The outcry from the
    newly laid-off Senators and Representatives was swift.

    Ex-California Senator Diane Feinstein said, "This is
    absolutely outrageous. How can a bunch of replacements
    over in India run Congress? What do they know about
    filibusters and committee hearings?" As she was being
    escorted out of the Hart Senate Office Building by U.S.
    Capitol Police officers, Feinstein complained that the
    newly-terminated lawmakers were only given 10 minutes
    to clean out their desks and leave the building.

    "I think it's a great idea," said Vice President Dick
    Cheney, speaking from a secure undisclosed location.
    "The American people were fed up with that expensive
    do-nothing Congress which didn't give the President
    everything he asked for. Our new Indian replacements
    will be much more cooperative to the President, which
    is what we all want."

    Asked whether the outsourcing may be unconstitutional,
    Cheney noted, "That's up to the Supreme Court to decide,
    but they never pay much attention to the constitution
    anyway. To them it's a 'living document' that will be
    different every day.

    The new members of Congress seem thrilled with the
    attention they are receiving. Speaking from the offices
    of All-India Legislative Support Centre Ltd. in
    Bangalore, new Mississippi Senator Ramchandra Shektar
    Gupta told reporters, "The Indian people are very hard
    working and we will do our best as U.S. Congressmen and
    Congresswomen. And we are going to have some fun too.
    Just think: we have $2 trillion of the American
    taxpayers' money to spend!"

    (breaking news courtesy an email from my brother)

    - Win

  2. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    On 14 Oct 2003 19:19:37 -0700, Winfield Hill, said...
    that was good.

    it must have come from a pretty funny site. perhaps bro could share the

  3. Win:

    Heh, heh... very funny stuff. Let's hope someone sends this to the
    Great idea, Maybe could also outsource the Supreme Court as well, to lets
    see... hmmm?
  4. Great story, Win.
    As next step the voters can outsource the president.
    Perhaps somewhere where it becomes a paper in the bottom
    of a pile.

  5. Chris Carlen

    Chris Carlen Guest

    What? They should have send our members of Congress over to India to
    train the Indians first, then left them a pink slip on their desks when
    they returned. I thought this was the accepted protocol.

    Christopher R. Carlen
    Principal Laser/Optical Technologist
    Sandia National Laboratories CA USA
    -- NOTE: Remove "BOGUS" from email address to reply.
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