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The ad that should have been run during the Olympics

Wouldn’t this have been a good TV spot to run during the Beijing Olympics:

“Sponsor” (60 seconds)

Voiceover: “Ever wonder what Washington has done with your tax dollars? This Olympics is your chance to find out. For the last 8 years, the Bush administration has been paying China billions of dollars in interest on the trillions it borrowed for tax breaks, pork, and special privileges you never got. That money helped create thousands of businesses and millions of jobs—in China. So as you enjoy the games, keep an eye on your tax dollars at work. The way our economy’s going, it’s tough to pay your bills. But take heart: You already paid China’s.”

Tagline: “America’s Taxpayers. Proud Sponsors of the Beijing Olympics.”

From Bruce Reed in Slate.


One Comment

  1. Hector Mejia wrote:

    This is great! Thank you for making me laugh.
    Dr. Hector Mejia

    Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 12:18 am | Permalink