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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

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Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How the "Stimulus" Works

As the "Barack-y Horror Picture Show" plays on...

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

A rich tourist unexpectedly arrives in town.

He enters the one 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 farmer.

The pig farmer 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, who in these hard times [no pun intended] provides "services" on credit.

The hooker runs to the hotel and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor 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, takes his 100 dollar bill, says that he does not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything; however, the whole town is now free of 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.

~~ Author unknown

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