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Barney Frank Solves US Financial Crisis
In a press conference, US House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D–MA) announced that the end of the American financial crisis is at hand. Congressman Frank revealed that exiled Nigerian Prince Hamel Abakaliki has agreed to transfer 1.09 quadrillion Nigerian naira—the equivalent of 9 trillion U.S. dollars—to the United States once Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner emails his bank account number to the prince. The transfer will eliminate the US national debt.
“I can see no downside to this,” commented Senator Mitch McConnell (R–KY). “Finally the Democrats have done something smart.”