WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, lawmakers had announced they had reached an agreement on a stimulus package, totalling approximately $88 bajillion dollars. (Many expressed concern that we would have to pay this back at some point, but congresspeople assured their constituents that it's just their kids and grandkids who will have to pay for our reckless spending.)
But in a last-minute delay, Pelosi announced that she is out of souvenir pens to sign the bill and send it over to the president. "This is a somber emergency, of course, but it's important that I have a bunch of souvenirs to hand out to supporters, so I can remind everyone that I saved the economy."
"Once my souvenir pens come in, I'll sign our version so we can make this thing law," Pelosi said. "They're on backorder for the next 6-8 weeks, so just hang in there, America."
At publishing time, sources had confirmed the pens are coming from China, further delaying the passing of the stimulus bill.