Republican Representative Ron Paul of Texas was elated at the possibility. "This is a great opportunity to cause some real visible suffering," he said from the floor of the House. "Too often we'll pass a bill and not really see the efffects because they happen in areas I simply won't allow my driver to take me. But this--an additional million people a year going hungry and uneducated. This will be big! It will make those of us who have worked hard for our money feel a little better to see the poor lazy folks get what they deserve."
Charles Allgood, head of the Big Box Lobbying Group was equally enthused. "Now we can really put the squeeze on our work force. Folks'll be climbing over each other to be WalMart greeters."
President Bush, questioned during a White House brunch with the Haves and the Have Mores, a major Republican fundraising group, was upbeat. "Look," he said. "We have almost eight million millionaires in this country. Many of them are so busy making and counting their money they don't have time to reproduce. The way I see it, many of these unwanted children--if they're cute and white and smile big, and if we can pass that $100 billion tax cut and get rid of that pesky inheritance tax--have the chance to be little millionaires."