America is drowning in unsustainable debt. But there is a pot of gold at the end of the bin Laden rainbow. A HUGE pot of gold just waiting for someone to grab it. (Hello, America, are you listening?)
The answer is. . . MERCHANDISING!
As we learned in the classic film SPACEBALLS, merchandising is where you make your money.
I know what you're thinking, 'How dare you propose that we cash in on the death of a terrorist like bin Laden?'
I'm thinking, 'How can we NOT do it?' Less than 12 hours after the mission ended, 'DEAD LADEN' t-shirts were being sold at Ground Zero and in Times Square.
Custom t-shirt sites Cafepress and Zazzle have over 2000 different "Dead Osama" items, but we're the only ones with the official images and movies.
And if you are bristling at the prospect of someone selling this event for profit, history is already for sale. Everywhere you look there are people cashing in on historical footage they own or have purchased.
So, I am proposing that the U.S. government sell everything we have on this one. EVERYTHING.
- The death photo
- The dvd/download of the mission footage
- The cd of the music played as SEAL team 6 choppered into the compound and the celebratory songs they sang as they choppered his lifeless body out to sea for his proper Muslim burial.
License it all and watch the money roll in!
But wait, there's more! Don't order yet!
Think about the taxes raised from sales, and the jobs created by to manufacture, process, package, and delivery these items! It's a win-win!
You are welcome.