Redmond, WA - Microsoft today filed papers in Federal District Court
alleging that the United States Government is a monopoly. The
papers allege that the current government has stifled competition,
and has prevented innovation in government, by using its monopoly
power to pass laws prohibiting the formation of another Federal government.
"American's don't have a choice in which army will protect
them. They have no choice in who will collect their taxes. Less
than 50% of the people even bother to vote because
they know it won't make any difference." said Steve Ballmer. "It's
time that the US Government opened up to some competition, that would
get people out to vote and wring out a lot of the inefficiencies."
Microsoft is solidly against splitting up the government saying
it would cause too much harm to the public. They suggest letting
Microsoft set up its own government and let the marketplace determine
which government should rule. Bill Gates said, "We already
have more money than most governments around the world, and we have
our own army."
On what a Microsoft government could do for the people Mr. Gates
added, "Talk about bloated code. Have you seen the tax
laws? A Microsoft government would have a simpler tax code,
and each citizen would be given a copy of Microsoft Money to help
them track their finances."
A coalition of companies headed by Sun Microsystems filed a brief
shortly after Microsoft stating, "If they get to form a government,
we get to form a government."
The Department of Justice is expected to respond to the allegations
within a week. It is expected that this case will reach the
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