The Treasury Department is scrapping plans to hire a cartoonist to lighten the mood of its employees who manage the nation's $1.2 trillion debt, after a senator questioned its merits.That's a shame. My wife and I hired a cartoonist and it's been the best thing we've ever done. We're much happier and there's just so much laughter around the house. Also it's much cleaner.
The cartoonist would have been hired by Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt, which accounts for borrowed federal spending, at a time Congress is embroiled in a debate about increased government spending.
"Our training staff felt that at a time when employees are working extra hours, it might have been helpful," said Kim Treat, a spokesman for the bureau.
Wait, we hired a house keeper. My bad.