Call it closing the trade gap one parking ticket at a time.
New York is looking to pull in some of the $195 million in unpaid parking fines owed by foreign diplomats.
So here’s the deal. Foreign aid to countries whose diplomats have unpaid parking tickets will be cut by 110% of the amount outstanding.
The neocons are still trying to come up with something a little more appropriate for nations whose diplomats participate in the more egregious acts of blocking the box or parking in front of a hydrant. And we’re still awaiting the results of a study aimed at determing the effectiveness of bunker-busters as a double-parking deterrent.