One Tennessee woman thought she had a license to print money, and that it came from the highest authority.

Pamela Downs, self-appointed treasurer. (via Kingsport Police Department)


Usually, when people say "Thanks Obama!" they're being sarcastic. But not Pamela Downs of Kingsport, Tennessee. Until Sunday, she though the president's policies would make her rich.

According to the Times-News, Downs was arrested after attempting to use a counterfeit $5 bill at a grocery store. A close examination of the bill revealed that it was printed on computer paper, and that the two sides had been glued together. When questioned, Downs said that she had received the bill in change from a gas station, but when police examined her purse, they found a counterfeit $100 bill. This one was made in the same way, except the back was glued on upside down. Her purse also contained a Walmart receipt for copy paper and a printer. I'm no detective, but I think I can deduce what was going on.

When the officers placed Downs in handcuffs, she told them, "I don't give a ****, all these other bitches get to print money so I can too." Nobody was sure what she meant until they questioned her further at the police station. There, she said that it was her right to print money, because President Obama had signed a law making it legal.

He's a capitalist after all. (Getty)

It turns out she had read a parody article on The Skunk entitled "Obama Wants Citizens to Print their Own Money." Downs had assumed the article was real, and intended to take advantage. It's a sad state of affairs when people turn to humor websites for real news.

Sources: The Times-News