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A Stimulus Story – I don’t get it.

Stimulus.  Get it?  Sexy?  Huh?

Stimulus. Get it? Sexy? Huh?

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town look totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

A rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter,and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note 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 Euro note 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 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the room and takes his 100 Euro note, 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 and the State of California are doing business today.

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Acadia Einstein

I'm the funny one. And the handsome one. And I pay for everything.

4 Comments

  1. Joelle

    That is sad :/.

    Reply
  2. Hotspur

    If you thought this up yourself, you are awesome.

    Reply
  3. Acadia

    @Hotspur – nope – if it is filed under email forwards, it came from email. The things I make up are the mediocre ones!

    Reply
  4. peter

    A REVISED Stimulus Story
    It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea.
    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 Euro note on the reception counter,
    and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

    The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs
    to pay his debt to the butcher.
    The government takes 10% in taxes.

    The butcher takes the 90 Euros left, and runs to pay
    his debt to the pig grower. He comes up 10 Euros short.
    The government takes 10% in taxes.

    The pig grower takes the 81 Euros left and runs to pay
    his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel and comes up 19 short.
    The government takes 10% in taxes.

    The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 73 euros left and
    runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that in these
    hard times, gave her “services” on credit and comes up 27 short.
    The government takes 10% in taxes in Vegas, elsewhere its tax-free tax-evasion, yea!

    The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with
    the 66 euros left to the hotel proprietor to pay for the
    rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there but comes up 34 short.
    The government takes another 10% in taxes.

    The hotel proprietor then lays the 60 Euros left 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 sees that only 60 Euros are left, complains about thieving townsfolk
    and leaves town without spending the rest.

    No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now
    slightly less in debt, and looks to the future with less pessimism.
    And the government made 40 Euros.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how MOST governments are doing business today!

    Reply

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