WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Passage of the historic health care reform bill hit an eleventh-hour snag today as a close reading of the bill revealed that it would tax friends with benefits.
The under-the-radar provision is seen as a stumbling block for many in the House, since many legislators see friends with benefits as an inalienable right.
On the Senate side, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) said the new tax would add to the "already towering costs" of friends with benefits.
"There's a myth that friends with benefits are free," he said. "But when you add up the costs of getting them jobs and getting your parents to write them checks, so-called friends with benefits are expensive friends indeed." More here.
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