Letterman’s top ten reasons you know the economy is bad

Here’s the joke of the day via Steve Keen:

Ten reasons the economy is so bad (I suggest this as a top ten for David Letterman?):

  • #10: I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
  • #9: I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”
  • #8: CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.
  • #7: if the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
  • #6: Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM. [this one is true]
  • #5: McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
  • #4: parents in Beverly Hills have fired their nannies and learnt their children’s names.
  • #3: a truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico. [this one’s actually true too ]
  • #2:  Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

And finally, drum roll please, the #1 reason you know the economy is bad is:

Bernie Madoff, the guy who made $50 Billion disappear, is being investigated by Congress, the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

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