The following came in on an email today and was too good not to share with you all:
the month of August, a resort town sits next to the shores of a
It is raining and the little town looks totally deserted. Times
tough; everybody is in debt and everybody lives on
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 dollar bill on the
counter and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar
bill and runs to pay his
debt to the butcher.
Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to
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
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
when she brought her clients there.
hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on the
counter so that
the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
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
And that, ladies and
gentlemen, is how the United States Government
is doing business