WASHINGTON DC. Following endless lobbying and debates, the US Congress has finally passed a law that prohibits average Americans from having fun.
The Stop Americans Having Fun Act of 2013 passed by a comfortable majority in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon.
“We’ve tried everything to curtail fun in this country,” said Senator Moses Harshman, the Republican senator from Alabama who championed the legislation. “We enacted sequestration, made sure unemployment remains high and students are indebted, stopped the economy in its tracks, and pushed up the cost of premium healthcare beyond the reach of middle-class citizens. But none of these measures has prevented outbreaks of jollity and even joy. We believe this bill will put a stop to it.”
Under the new law it will be a felony to enjoy life. Infringements such as laughing in public, looking wistful, and telling jokes are punishable by fines and time in prison.