Editor's Note: Support Hastert
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I just learned an amazing piece of our nation's history. After receiving a $100,000 speaking fee for appearing at an Amway event, House Speaker Newt Gingrich arranged a last minute alteration to a tax bill that gave Amway a reported $283 million tax break. That's an amazing 283000% return. What a bargain.
I am prepared to offer the same deal to the current Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. Now, I don't have $100,000 handy, but I do have $100. At the same exchange rate, my $100 should get me a $283,000 cut on my taxes. If this works out well, I am even willing to make the same deal with Hastert next year.
Although, it is quite possible that Gingrich gave the $283 million to Amway because of the effect of their business on the American economy. If this is indeed the case, I will also attempt to use the money I save in taxes to rip off a bunch of rubes with a cheesy pyramid scheme.
So, if Speaker Hastert, or any of his staff, are reading this, contact me. I have a C-note waiting for you.
Dr. Ryan Maynard, editor, NewsBlog 5000