Monopoly: President Obama Edition
I'm going to be President Obama this time! You can take the Timmothy Geithner piece.
Fine whatever... Let's play...
Ok..*roll* *roll* *roll* *THROW* *plop* I roll a 5.... That means I land on "Chance."
Hmm...It says, "Go to the nearest Auto Company....If a player owns it then you owe $10,000 in taxes. If no player owns it then you can nationalize the Auto company for $1,000 less than it is worth."
My turn! ..*roll* *roll* *roll* *THROW* *plop* I rolled 2 sixes???!!! I have to get my income tax statement audited by the IRS already??? Don't even get a "Get out of IRS Auditing Free" Card. :-(
Ha ha!! My turn: ..*roll* *roll* *roll* *THROW* *plop* I roll a 7! I land on "Healthcare Insurance Industry." I can nationalize the healthcare insurance industry for $15,000. Anytime you land on it after I nationalize it means you owe me $1,700 in Taxes! So...I'll nationalize the "Healthcare Insurance Industry"
My turn.. I need to roll a double to avoid having to pay $10,000 to the IRS for cheating on my taxes.
..*roll* *roll* *roll* *THROW* *plop* 8!!! I did it!! And I move my Timmothy Geithner piece to "Banking Industry!" I'll go ahead and Nationalize the Banking Industry for $10,000.
That's a much better deal than having to pay my Taxes!
My turn: ..*roll* *roll* *roll* *THROW* *plop* I roll a 5. Crap... I Just landed on your "Banking Industry" that you just nationalized. Looks like I owe you $5,000 in TARP Dividend Payments.
Ya know what? This game blows... I quit!! I don't see how anyone can lose in the game of MONOPOLY. The Money just keeps getting Redistributed and there's no way for anything or anyone to go Bankrupt and Lose the Game... Everything's just well nationalized...
Since this is just a Board Game... There really aren't any *real money* nor *real taxpayers* footing the bill. Just made up Paper Money created out of the Hasbro Printing Presses.
Hmm... U.S. Treasury Department prints money at a pace at least equal to HASBRO's printing presses. Does that mean the VALUE of U.S. DOLLARs in the future will equal that of HASBRO's CURRENCY?