Claim: The job of President of the United States is being outsourced to India.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2009]
Is this true?
What a GREAT IDEA!!!
Washington, DC — June 11, 2009
Congress today announced, that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India, as of
The move is being made in order to save the President’s $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record
It is anticipated that
Obama was informed by email this morning of his termination. Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time.
Gurvinder Singh, a tele-technician for IndusTeleservices, Mumbai, India, will assume the office of President as of
It is believed that
“I am excited about this position. I always hoped I would be President.” A Congressional spokesperson noted that while
Obama will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a two-week waiting period, he will be eligible for $140 a week unemployment for
Obama has been provided with the outplacement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition. According to Manpower, Obama may have difficulties in securing a new position due to a lack of any successful work experience during his lifetime.
A greeter position at WalMart was suggested due to Obama’s extensive experience at shaking hands, as well as his ‘special’ smile.
Origins: As we’ve noted on many occasions, really good satire hews a fine line between plausibility and absurdity, so it’s not surprising we often receive “Is this true?” inquiries about satirical articles that circulate widely via
This humor piece about the U.S. presidency’s being outsourced to India is actually an
updated version of a 2004 satirical article about President
growing budget deficit, the looming threat of job
If nothing else, the notion that the
Last updated: 23 July 2009