Citigroup to Move HQ into Congress Bldg

Citigroup executives can be right on the floor with them, handing them legislation and telling them how to vote.

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No joke.  Makes me kind of sad.

The banking giant Citigroup announced on Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early 2015.

Tracy Klugian, a spokesperson for Citi, said that the company had leased thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of the House of Representatives and would be interviewing “world-class architects” to redesign the space to suit its needs.

Explaining the rationale behind the move, Klugian told reporters, “Instead of constantly flying out from New York to give members of Congress their marching orders, Citigroup executives can be right on the floor with them, handing them legislation and telling them how to vote. This is going to result in tremendous cost savings going forward.”

Not only did the big banks grease enough palms so Congress repealed portions of Dodd Frank designed to prevent another recession, they managed to increase the donation limitation from $32,400 to $324,000.  Hmmmmmm…..

For more info, see

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-16/are-you-really-ready-world-be-ruled-bankers

 

Trucks To Tighten Beltway

Truckers are very upset over Congress.   Consequently, they are threatening to jam the DC Interstate 495 aka the DC beltway this weekend.  They are calling it “Truckers Ride for the Constitution”.

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Truckers are upset over things like arming al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels.  Earl Conlon, an organizer of the event, told US News, “We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

Earl was unavailable to comment on whether that included Republicans demanding repeal of Obamacare for the 42nd time.

Unfortunately members of Congress will miss the festivities because they are holed up in their exclusive gyms while thinking about the Federal shutdown.

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Congressional members are using the gym to sleep and take showers but must use the same towels.  That is because the laundry service is unavailable due to the Federal shutdown. That is almost as bad as not being able to get food stamps.

Someone commented that Congress is starting to smell like a post Halloween jack-o-lantern.

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Maybe the smell will thaw out our frozen government.