Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just follow the money and the logic!

It's a slow day in the small town of "Pumphandle," and the streets are
deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on

A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the hotel, and
lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs
to pick one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the hotel owner grabs the bill and runs next
door to pay his debt to the butcher.
(Stay with this... and pay attention)

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 to his supplier,
the Co-op.

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

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel

(Almost done...keep reading)

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the
traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down
the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100
bill and leaves.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town
now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of
optimism and glee.

And that, my friends, is how a "stimulus package" works!

No comments:

Post a Comment