WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, Congress approved the Americans With No Abilities Act (ANA), sweeping new legislation that provides benefits and protection for more than 135 million talentless Americans.
The act, signed into law by the President shortly after its passage, is being hailed as a major victory for the millions upon millions of U.S. citizens who lack any real skills or uses.
"Roughly 50 percent of Americans--through no fault of their own--do not possess the talent necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said the President, a longtime ANA supporter. "Their lives are futile hamster-wheel existences of unrewarding, dead-end busywork: Xeroxing documents written by others, fulfilling mail-in rebates for Black & Decker toaster ovens, and processing bureaucratic forms that nobody will ever see. Sadly, for these millions of non-abled Americans, the American dream of working hard and moving up through the ranks is simply not a reality."
Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million important-sounding "middle man" positions will be created in the white-collar sector for nonabled persons, providing them with illusory sense of purpose and ability. Mandatory, non-performance - based raises and promotions will also be offered to create a sense of upward mobility for even the most unremarkable, utterly replaceable employees.
The legislation also provides corporations with incentives to hire non-abled workers, including tax breaks for those who hire one non-germane worker for every two talented new hires.
Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act also contains tough new measures to prevent discrimination against the non-abled by banning prospective employers from asking such job-interview questions as, "What can you bring to this organization?" and "Do you have any special skills that would make you an asset to this company?"
"As a non-abled person, I frequently find myself unable to keep up with co-workers who have something going for them," said Ima Hogg Moninsky, who recently lost her position as an unessential geological technician at a Bakersfield oil company last month because of her lack of notable skills. "This new law should really help people like me."
With the passage of the Americans With No Abilities Act, Moninsky and millions of other untalented, nonessential citizens like her can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Said the President: "It is our duty, both as lawmakers and as human beings, to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her of value to society, some sort of space to take up in this great nation.