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It's a slow day in a little East Texas town The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is
in debt, and 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 runs 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 the 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

has had to offer her "services" on credit.

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

with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the

counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything..

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks

up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the

money, and 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

Government is conducting business today.


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You forgot that they all owe income taxes on the money they earned, and more sales taxes on the money they spent.

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That's the way our economy is supposed to operate...spending money fuels our economic engine.
Go spend money and it will come back in the form of increased incoming business.
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