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Congress passes Broken Windows Act

By an overwhelming majority, Congress has passed the Broken Windows Act, officially known as the Steady Rate Small Scale Destruction Requiring Continuous Repair to Increase Employment and Stimulate the Economy Act.

The Act will require all windows older than 5 years to be broken and repaired. Economists say the Broken Windows Act will stimulate the manufacturing, the transportation, the construction, as well as the recycling sectors.

"Some of the benefits are obvious. Building new windows will employ thousands. Delivering those windows will require hundreds of drivers. Installing the windows will also call for thousands of workers," said one of the Democratic sponsors of the bill. "But people forget about all that broken glass. Someone is going to have to clean that up. And think of all that recycling! If we can recycle most of that glass, the price of new glass will go down."

"We couldn't support the bill in its original form," added a Republican who ended up supporting the bill in the end. "I was able to convince my colleagues to add two amendments which satisfied my principles. "The law now requires that no sales tax can be charged for the new windows and that window manufacturers get a 10% lowering of their corporate taxes. Also, 15% of the revenue collected will go toward abstinence-only sex education programs."

Some critics argued that the new law does not go far enough. "I wanted to require that all the new windows be energy efficient," complained a freshman liberal Democratic Congressman. "We have to cut down on our fossil fuels. But guess who was opposed to that? The powerful glass manufacturer's lobby. The system is broken."

One controversial aspect for the law calls for the creation of a Window Task Force to monitor the breaking process. A preliminary WTF has been formed to create a team of overseers under the motto "To Hold Up Good Service." The President commented that the motto guarantees there will be few complaints.



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I'm sure

OSHA will have something to say about it. Can't imagine how many employees they will need to add what with all that flying glass and all.
Obamacare probably won't cover subsequent injuries given our luck these days.

And the glazier says

I'm in;)

Jeffro

Haha...

Awesome...

What kind of ridiculous society do we live in when I had to get to the second paragraph before I realized this was posted in the humor section.

"... the Broken Windows Act, officially known as the Steady Rate Small Scale Destruction Requiring Continuous Repair to Increase Employment and Stimulate the Economy Act."

I can't believe I bought that.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Nice one

Mr. Ed

Ed,

You're my favorite person on the DP.

hello, this is very well

hello, this is very well written. May I share this on my facebook page? If so, whom shall I credit? Thanks!

please, feel free

no need to credit anyone :)

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

clever, thanks U

great song, thanks!

I wasn't aware of this band, thanks for introducing me to it. I see they are from Portland, which does not surprise me. I would love to live in Cascadia some day.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Does this also...

Does this also include windows on my computer since I am running XP?

RickStone

Quality Control

How would the Gov make sure that the newly replaced windows would not be re-broken again, starting the endless loop of window breaking and replacing..

they will put a sticker on each window

kinda like the safety sticker on your car

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Sounds like Chapter 1 from Henry Hazlett's classic book.

One of my homeschooled kids is about done with this classic book that should be required reading for all Americans.

The "Broken Window" analogy smashes all economic fallacies pushed by the government.

If you don't have it, I recommend buying "Economics in One Lesson."

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

enjoy

Homeschooling FTW! I was

Homeschooling FTW! I was homeschooled, am hs'ing my kids and Hazlett was one of my favorites in high school. So glad to hear it's reaching new generations! Keep up the good work!

That sounds like the cash for clunkers program

Don't forget the millions in revenues coming in from the insurance claims that the broken windows will generate. Think of all the additional hours of income the claims adjusters will make paying claims and the additional taxes on their income! This could be a huge boom to the economy! LOL

LOL...

Funny as hell but also way to real at the same time.

I can just imagine.

A sticker in every window.

"I need to renew my window licenses next month, otherwise I won't pass inspection."

End The Fed!
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