Deficit-Wracked Maryland Calls It Quits

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The Onion provides a nice little fantasy… A government actually going bankrupt and calling it quits. The only thing they get wrong is suggesting that a state without government services (or taxes) would become a “vast vacant lot”… As we know, it is far more likely to become a booming free enterprise zone.

“ANNAPOLIS, MD—Citing mounting debt and a decline in tourism dollars, the state of Maryland will shut down for good on August 31, Maryland Gov. Robert L. Erhlich Jr. told reporters Monday.

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11:43 am on July 23, 2003