WASHINGTON DC (TPTB News): When it was announced that President Obama would be making a trip to California, Washington and Colorado, the White House released the following map featuring the three states included in the President’s tour:

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Eagle-eyed bloggers immediately noticed that a state highlighted as one to be visited by Obama was in fact Wyoming instead of Colorado, and assumed they’d caught a mistake. But the joke is apparently on them, because after the White House was notified of the “error,” they had an announcement to make.

“Actually, that’s not a mistake,” according White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “The President didn’t really want it to come out just yet, but since it did, here goes… we’re going to create up to eight million new construction and van-lines jobs by moving Wyoming to where Colorado is, and Colorado to where Wyoming is.”

Carney, when pressed by ABC’s Jake Tapper on the cost of the latest jobs initiative, was candid. “Look, you know moving two entire states will require a significant up-front investment — probably in the range of $15 trillion — but our plan is completely paid for because eventually that guy from Google is going to pay higher taxes.”

The latest White House jobs plan came as a surprise to some Republicans. “This is obviously just a desperate attempt to cover for them mixing up Colorado and Wyoming on some stupid map that was handed out to the press,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). “But I hardly think that justifies spending $15 trillion to flip the states just so their map is correct and they don’t look like idiots.”

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, after being informed what the Speaker had said, took Boehner to task. “This is just another example of Republicans being clueless when it comes to job creation in America. Switching Wyoming and Colorado will create millions of jobs.”

Pfieffer continued. “The two states are even the same shape and the same size, so our plan actually cuts long-term debt because switching Wyoming and Colorado is far cheaper than switching two states not shaped the same — say, Idaho and Michigan — which would cost upwards of $20 trillion to switch around, and with no net gain in new jobs.”

Speaking at a fundraiser in California, President Obama pitched the latest plan. “Pass the Switching Around Wyoming and Colorado Equals Jobs Act! Pass this bill and restore the promise of the Founding Fathers that free men and women shouldn’t have to go so far north to get to Casper, and so far south to get to Denver! Pass this bill and let Billings have a turn at being known as the ‘Mile High City’ for a change… it’s only fair. That’s what fundamental change is all about.”

After being informed that Billings is in Montana and not Wyoming, Obama was quick to point out that he inherited that from the previous administration but pledged to correct the injustice by way of an amendment to his Switching Around Wyoming and Colorado (Plus Moving Billings to Wyoming) Equals Jobs Act.

Many economists are praising the latest Obama jobs plan as good news for the US economy. “This is even better than my alien invasion idea,” exclaimed Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

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“Switching around Wyoming and Colorado is imperative to putting America back to work,” according to Senior Obama Advisor David Plouffe, above.

Comments

21 Responses to “White House Announces $15 Trillion Jobs Plan to Switch Around Wyoming and Colorado”

  1. maladroit on September 27th, 2011 6:56 pm

    At last! One of the 57 states is revealed! Wyorado is part of the "Change" Obama promised in '08! I love it!
    I hope we Floridians can proudly call ourselves Florabama residents soon!
    Then there's the oft used Pennsyltucky.

    Barry's World is a weird place….

  2. SignPainterGuy on September 27th, 2011 8:18 pm

    Laugh if you wish, but Pennsytucky is a real place; I`ve known about it most of my life. It`s home to places people go to get away from it all; like In Communicado. Hard to find, but worth the effort !

    In Cognito is another such place !

  3. SignPainterGuy on September 27th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Doug, you are on a roll today; 2 among your best ! Lovin` it !

    However, Denver probably has more peeps than the whole state of Wynoming, so some disparity is bound to rear its ugly head !

  4. Pasadena Phil on September 27th, 2011 9:33 pm

    Obama must be using the same mapmaker that the UN uses, you know, the one who makes all of those maps omitting Israel? He works cheap.

  5. Marshall_Will on September 27th, 2011 9:53 pm

    Reminds me of The Onion spoof, "Diner only appears to people in their drunkest hour!" Then of course, miraculously, once they sober up, it's nowhere to be found!?

    How typical of the Beltway bunglers, we here out West don't even EXIST in their minds. Like Michelle said, "But we're the dumb ones?" If Tea Parties in both States don't cash in on this?!

  6. SignPainterGuy on September 27th, 2011 9:55 pm

    He must work for the same map co. that did our town`s maps. There are businesses shown within a few blocks of my house but are in fact, across town, 1/2 mile away !

  7. stumpypete on September 27th, 2011 10:27 pm

    Paul Krugman later lamented the plan stating, "15 trillion is just a drop in the ocean. We need to invest in a new $45 trillion 'Manhattan Project' where all of Manhattan changes place with Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Anything less is not enough."

  8. Turbo on September 28th, 2011 1:09 am

    Doug please, don't give them any ideas!

  9. Marshall_Will on September 28th, 2011 2:05 am

    Just to say we could do it! By God if they can put a man on the moon we can we move Long Island to Jersey damn it!

    Larry Summers ( who -used- to be a credible economist btw ) did his thesis on the 70's economic malaise based on all the "investment" done for pollution control/measures in that era.

    Now the theory was based on no tangible ( monetary ) reward for ceasing to dump all the CR@P we flushed into in Lake Erie, thusly setting it on fire. Don't get me wrong, as Americans we used to be deplorable. But that was $900 bil., 30 years and 18 miles high of Regulation ago.?

  10. Hyperfobea on September 28th, 2011 9:57 am

    Hyperfobea is a place.

  11. Columba on September 28th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Hilarious! One of your all-time best. But I know some Democrats who would take it seriously and use it for talking points.

  12. sizemorew on September 28th, 2011 12:53 pm

    I'm so glad this is satire. For a minute there, I was about to start swearing like a sailor.

    At the same time, I wouldn't be too surprised if they did this at some point.

  13. Dexter_Alarius on September 28th, 2011 3:00 pm

    Think of all the public works project jobs that would be created if we just dug up North Dakota to create a new Great Lake! Nobody lives there anyway! And they could pile up the dirt in the Nebraska-Kansas border area to create a ski resort in the middle of the Great Plains!
    You're welcome, America.

  14. SignPainterGuy on September 28th, 2011 3:26 pm

    I`m still afraid of phobias !

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