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A Stimulus Story- Pure Genius

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Frank C, Jun 19, 2009.

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  1. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    A Stimulus Story

    It is the month of August, a resort town of Sparta sits next to the shores
    of a lake. It is raining, and the little town looks
    totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody
    is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

    Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.

    He enters the only hotel, lays a 100
    dollar bill on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the
    rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

    The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar bill
    and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

    The Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill,
    and runs to pay his debt to the pig raiser.

    The pig raiser takes the 100 dollar bill, and
    runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

    The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100
    dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the town's
    prostitute that in these hard times, gave her
    "services" on credit.

    The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her
    debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor
    to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought
    her clients there.

    The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar
    bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will
    not suspect anything.

    At that moment, the rich tourist comes down
    after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 dollar
    bill, after saying that he did not like any of the
    rooms, and leaves town.

    No one earned anything. However, the
    whole town is now without debt, and looks to the
    future with a lot of optimism

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

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Well, the whole town may be "without debt", but the hotel proprietor went in the hole (pardon the pun) on the deal.

    You see, before the tourist visited, the proprietor was owed $100 by the local prostitute, but after the tourist left, the proprietor not only didn't get his $100, he was no longer owed any money by the prostitute. I guess you could say he got screwed on the deal. LOL

    :)

    Easystreet

    EDITED: Oops. After re-reading the story, I see that the hotel proprietor paid off his debt to the butcher, so I guess he came out alright too.
     
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