The search is over. The end of a rainbow has been conclusively found, but there was a conspicuous absence of a pot of gold. It seems an unlikely coincidence that this missing pot is revealed on the day that Congress approves the roughly $800 billion stimulus package. Fortunately, thousands of lobbyists followed the rainbow and found almost $200 billion in highway funds at the end.
Nevertheless, given the unexpected loss of the pot of gold, the Democrats quickly added $5 billion for California (where the end of the rainbow was found) to keep the rainbow and any attending Leprechauns employed. However, some question the value of this trickle down rainbow economy while others insist that this is simply another radical version of Keynesian economics.
There are also indications that the California Leprechauns were former clients “Bernie” Madoff, which may explain the loss of treasure and disappearance of the little investors.