All hail Dick Cheney

CINCINNATI (AP) – Indicators measure the nation’s unemployment rate, consumer spending and other economic milestones, but Vice President Dick Cheney says it misses the hundreds of thousands who make money selling on eBay.

‘That’s a source that didn’t even exist 10 years ago,’ Cheney told an audience in Ohio. ‘Four hundred thousand people make some money trading on eBay.’

In other words, all those people who have lost their jobs because of the bungling of the economy just need to start selling their possessions on eBay. I get it. THIS is the economic strategy that Bush has been keeping secret, waiting in the wings for the right time. This is BETTER than going down to the pawn shop because no one will ever no, so you don’t have to face the indignity of pawning your wedding ring so you can eat. Or something.

I’m really starting to warm up to this compassionate conservatism thing.

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