“New predictions out today claim 42 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. They say the only way to stop that is for the government to step in. Oh yeah, when it comes to trimming the fat and tightening your belt, what better way than the U.S. government?” –Jay Leno
Oh, here’s your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las Vegas. And the president is furious. Not President Obama, the president of China. It’s his money. It’s his money she spent.” –Jay Leno
Start the weekend with a laugh. Check out this week’s roundup of political jokes on the economy!
“84 percent of Americans do not approve of the way Congress is doing its job. Sixteen percent weren’t even aware Congress is doing a job.” – Jay Leno
“American politics are like Twinkies: fake, bad for you, and bankrupt.” – Andy Borowitz
“There’s a plan for the Pentagon to cut almost half a trillion dollars from the military. The Pentagon plans to pay for future wars by divorcing Kobe Bryant.” – Conan O’Brien
We’re counting down our ten favorite economic jokes of 2011.
“According to a new CBS poll, 33 percent of Americans say they won’t have enough money to cover their holiday spending. I believe these people are called Congress.” – Friday Funnies: 5 jokes about the economyLeno
“The Republican presidential candidates held a debate in Michigan. Just what Michigan needs: 12 more people looking for a job.” – Conan O’Brien
“I think the economy might affect Christmas. Especially if the elves reject Santa’s North Pole austerity measures.” – Stephen Colbert