So I was thinking about what to be for Halloween when it hit me that the scariest costume I could come up with is the Economy! I also had to get out the Bailout Bucket so that I could give everyone a scare and hit them up for their share. Now with the state of the economy I had to dress in black as if in mourning, it was only fitting. Just like the bailout my bucket was hastily put together which may explain my results. When I started I looked like this:
Happy as a clam I went out to collect the $10,000 share from each house I visited with the kids. Unfortunately for me all I got were a bunch of Snickers in my bucket. I figured that the people didn't read the fine print on the bucket:
Payable this one time only, sorry no bill over $20 accepted. If you do not pay this one time you will be haunted by the ghosts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
I mean it clearly states that if they don't pay they will be haunted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I can't believe that not one person took this seriously and paid their share. I guess the costume wasn't scary enough.
At the end of the night I ended up like this:
I apologize to the government for not being successful in getting money for the bailout. I guess it will just have to be done the old fashioned way, through taxes.