Obama plans to cut deficit by
buying military jets on Priceline

Other money-saving schemes include White House garage sales and replacing NEA with an Etch A Sketch.
By Ben Kensinger, Reporting from William Shatner's back yard
Responding to doubts about his ability to chop the deficit in half by 2013, President Obama today unveiled an array of cost-cutting measures, including buying military equipment on Priceline.com.

Priceline's William Shatner"By clicking on Priceline's 'Name Your Own Price' button, we can get great deals on tanks, jets, missiles and more," the president said.

The White House also believes Priceline can help fix America's crumbling infrastructure.

"Just last week, Ohio bought two bridges, a new airport and an entire freeway for 40% off," Obama said.

Other cost-cutting proposals include replacing the National Endowment for the Arts with an Etch A Sketch toy, holding White House garage sales once a month and laying off four U.S. Supreme Court justices, all Republican appointees.

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