Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Americans with No Abilities Act

John McCaslin over at Townhall explains the current joke in DC circles -- pretty good one, too.

Capitol Hill staffers are laughing at circulating phony legislation that somebody, somewhere dreamed up: The Americans With No Abilities Act.
The prankster even affixed the sponsorship of Democratic Sens. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barbara Boxer of California to the act, which pertains to Americans who lack any real skills or ambition, or as it reads, the "roughly 50 percent of Americans who do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role in society."
Under the act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions would be created, "with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance."
Private-sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the inept, it states, include retail sales (72 percent), the airline industry (68 percent) and home-improvement "warehouse" stores (65 percent). The DMV, or Division of Motor Vehicles, is also listed as having a good record of hiring persons of inability. "

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