WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — The war between Congress and the White House took a turn for the worse on Friday as House Republicans sought to prevent President Obama from ordering new office supplies.
The House panel that mandated the office-supply freeze denied that it was politically motivated, citing "budgetary concerns." "It's time President Obama learned a tough lesson," House Speaker John Boehner told reporters. "Being President does not entitle you to a spending spree at Staples."
At the White House, the President blasted the Republicans' move to strip him of legal pads, pencils, and other office essentials, calling it "just their latest attempt to keep me from doing my job."
In an Oval Office appearance, a visibly irritated President Obama showed reporters a nearly empty supply cabinet and said, "They have manufactured this crisis," noting that he will be out of paper clips and Post-its by August.
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