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A joke about balancing the U.S. budget

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by recurvyarcher, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    It's a Slow Day in a Little Wyoming Farm Town


    The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough,
    everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.


    On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through
    town. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he
    wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.


    As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next
    door to pay his debt to the butcher.


    The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to
    the pig farmer.


    The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the Farmer's
    Co-Op his supplier of feed and fuel.


    The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the
    local Doctor, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer his
    services on credit.


    The Doctor rushes to the hotel and pays off his room bill (rent) with the
    hotel owner.


    The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich
    traveler will not suspect anything.


    At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill,
    states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves
    town.


    No one produced anything. No one earned anything.


    However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with
    a lot more optimism.


    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is
    conducting business today.
     
  2. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    And the sad thing is that the IRS will want taxes paid on that $100 from everybody that touched it!
     
  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they are the only ones making any money off this whole thing. It should be a lesson to everyone reading this.
     
  4. quartering

    quartering Active Member

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    an excellent parable! well done
     
  5. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I didn't do it. One of my British friends from Leiscester, U.K. sent it to me.
     
  6. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    they left out the prostitute. Every town has one. :)

    Rick in MT
     
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