Colbert’s solution: Send credit rating agencies to Gitmo
Even with President Barack Obama’s signature on the debt ceiling bill, credit rating agencies could still downgrade the country’s credit rating. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert thinks he has a solution to save America’s good name.
“America is currently rated AAA, which means we are a very good investment, plus I believe we get roadside assistance,” Colbert joked.
“So these un-elected elites get to wave their Wall Street wands and tank our economy?” he asked. “They are materially harming America. This is nothing more than economic terrorism and I say we deal with these clowns the way we deal with all terrorists: We march the Marines into their offices, fit them for some orange jumpsuits, and whisk them off to Gitmo for some enhanced accounting, maybe a little number-boarding.”
And what did the Comedy Central host think of the final bipartisan compromise signed by the president?
“The only way this bill was two-sided was that the Dems had to take it in both ends,” Colbert concluded.
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Aug. 2, 2011.