Are Child Lemonade Stands Right to Ask U.S. Congress for $245 BILLION in Bailout Money?
by D’Leereeus Johnson, DP staff
—Just when we thought the age of federal bailouts was over; something
strictly early-Obama-2009-ish, the cannonading of corporate gimme-gimme-gimme’s is starting again, as another “cherished American institution” is pleading for a taxpayer–funded rescue.
Correct. The American Lemonade Stand Union (ALSU) formally asked
Congress Wednesday morning for a whopping 245-billion-dollar bailout,
warning of an “imminent collapse” of the industry, following “dismal”
returns on nationwide lemonade stand sales during the recent
early-summer heat wave.
Such a request has again turned the heat up on a Congress already spilt
down party lines on issues of finance reform, debt curtailment,
overblown federal budgets, and all while holding its breath for
Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.
“The mortgage lenders and auto companies got all the federal bailouts
they wanted,” stated Sally McMillan, the 9-year-old president of the
American Lemonade Stand Union, “but lemonade stands have been a
cornerstone of America since its founding, and we’re in trouble. We’re
in dire straits, and we refuse to go the way of the dodo!”
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