The scene. Poetic Justice. (By Tzvee):
The heads of the big three automobile companies get the news at their hearing. Congress approved their $34 billion dollar bailouts.
But the congressmen tell them there is more about the deal that they need to know.
It seems that congress had to take back $1 billion for "documentation fees" - that's required by law.
Another $1 billion had to be deducted from the bailouts for the pin-striping on the bill - congress already applied that and cannot remove it from the bill.
Another $1 billion was withheld for the bills' mud-flaps and rustproofing. Congress assured the auto execs that they wouldn't want their brand new shiny bailout bills to corrode.