As a wise puppet once said, in a volatile market, the only stable investment is porn. A message, it seems, enthusiatically embraced by the United States.
In a vain attempt to overturn eight years of mismanagement, the Bush Administration recently sent out "Economic Stimulus" cheques to American taxpayers. The idea was people would use the bonus cash to buy all sorts of useless consumer goods, thereby preventing the economy from going belly-up. And it has certainly stimulated certain segments of the economy. From a press release by the Adult Internet Market Research Company (AIMRCo):
An independent market-research firm, AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), has discovered that many websites focused on adult or erotic material have experienced an upswing in sales in the recent weeks since checks have appeared in millions of Americans' mailboxes across the country.
According to Kirk Mishkin, Head Research Consultant for AIMRCo, "Many of the sites we surveyed have reported 20-30% growth in membership rates since mid-May when the checks were first sent out, and typically the summer is a slow period for this market."
Jillian Fox, spokeswoman for LSGmodels.com, one of the sites reporting figures to AIMRCo, added, "In a June 15, 2008 survey to our members, thirty two percent of respondents referenced the recent stimulus package as part of their decision to either become a new member, or renew an existing membership."
Ah, sweet irony. You've got to love when a socially conservative President ends up boosting the porn industry while trying to cover up the economic damage cause by his disastrous foreign policy.