What does a pencil cost? Mere pennies. Why not have the federal government produce them and give them to us? It can’t cost that much.
After all look at all the children who can’t do their homework (what homework you say??), or shopkeepers (oh yes, and federal officials & employees) who can’t figure their income taxes, (that’s another laugh isn’t it?). Our schools are so stretched, we need the government to produce and distribute pencils for us. Better yet in the interest of social justice we need to produce and distribute these pencils worldwide.
Simple but so illustrative!