posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:41 AM
Washington D.C. Visitors to the nation's capitol were treated to an unusual sight Wednesday morning as an airborne sleigh powered by eight tiny
reindeer and piloted by a short bearded fat man in a red suit landed on the roof the Capitol building.
Later it was learned that Santa Claus had flown his private sleigh to Washington to testify before Congress and request financial assistance to avert
what he termed, "The bankruptcy of Christmas." A Not-so-jolly Old Saint Nick presented a dismal business plan for the 2008 event, and indicated that
this year might be the last that his North Pole based corporation could continue the tradition of flying around the world on Christmas Eve delivering
toys to all the good little girls and boys.
Among the challenges that threaten the centuries long practice, Mr. Claus specifically mentioned higher costs required to feed his reindeer, who
prefer corn, reminding Congress of the price impact that their failed Ethanol subsidies had caused. He also testified that his labor costs were
spiraling out of control, due in large part to increasingly expensive demands made by the Elves Union.
Meanwhile at the White House, President George W. Bush reiterated his belief in Santa Claus, promising his full support for any legislation to "save
Christmas" and encouraging Congress to pass such legislation prior to the January inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, who according to the
President, "is not allowed to believe in Santa Claus because of his religion."
I wouldn't be surprised to see a check that has "Santa" on it from the Fed. It would be the only money that actually made a difference.