Reports are coming out of England that part of the cost of throwing one of the most lavish weddings of the decade will be borne by British taxpayers. Unfortunately, with the economy pretty much still on a downward slide, this news could not have come at a worse time for the royal subjects.
To soften the blow, the Queen has come up with a plan that she hopes will take the sting out of bearing some of the burden for a wedding that is rumored to be overpriced and which most of them may only get to attend by watching it on the telly.
“I know how important souvenirs are to the Brits,” said the Queen through her royal spokesperson, “and I know how difficult it will be for some of them to afford a commemorative beer mug or shot glass,” she continued. “Therefore, in order to give a little something back to those who are being asked to help fund this most extravagant affair, we are sending engraved tax bills to each and every commoner which they may keep as a souvenir of the event.
The invoice for a “nuptials tax” will include an RSVP to pay ASAP stub, which will be payable immediately upon receipt. While the RSVP will be printed on ordinary paper stock, the tax bill itself will be engraved in gold lettering and can be retained as a free souvenir of the wedding.
Taxpayers who have already received the engraved invoices in the mail had plenty to say about the matter. Unfortunately, none of it is printable.