caltrek news - The Wurfian monetary crisis continues. Currency experts had thought that the Wurfian currency had stabilized when a report was issued that the paper does make for good insulation and lining of bird cages. However, subsequent reports have found that the ink from the currency is sufficiently toxic so as to make it dangerous to concentrate it as insulation. Apparently, the ink will break down over time and release its toxins into the environment. Such a toxic release also is dangerous for birds. With this report, the value of the Wurfian dollar on international exchanges plummeted even further.
All hope of pegging the Wurfian dollar to that of a foreign currency failed last year, when an attempt was made to peg it to the currency of Venezuela. Compared to Wurf, the Venezuelan currency holds its value relatively well. Then Venezuela announced that it would not accept Wurfian dollars as a legitimate currency.
President Thump could not be reached for comment, as he was reportedly working on the budget for the Kingdom of Wurf. Preliminary indications were that budgeted expenditures would be slashed dramatically, partly in response to the currency crisis. Reportedly, however, plans to cut the palace budget were shelved upon the urging of Mrs. Thump. Word had leaked out that one of her aides had suggested she cut back on new shoe purchases for her personal use. The aide has not been heard from since and many fear for his safety. Last year's budget included a new warehouse for Mrs. Thumps shoes. Construction proceeded ahead of schedule on the warehouse, one of the few capital projects in the Wurf government to be ahead of schedule.