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Girlfriends have an economic plan

Scott Jagow May 27, 2009

A group called The Nation’s Girlfriends unveiled its own economic recovery plan before Congress today. They say it could save the country $220 billion a year if their boyfriends would simply agree to move in with them. Another lobbying group, The Nation’s Boyfriends Federation, just “feels like it’s too soon.” The Onion has a special report as part of its continuing coverage, Financial Fallout Shelter:

Nation’s Girlfriends Unveil New Economic Plan: ‘Let’s Move In Together’

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