Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Economy

Its a slow day in a little East Texas town. The sun is beating
and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt,
everybody lives 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
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
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 prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and
had to offer her "services" on credit.

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

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

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the
bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money,
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
is conducting business today.

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