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    The New Stimulus Plan in Action - A Joke, Sort of..

    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House

    One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from
    Minnesota.

    All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The
    Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring
    then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job
    will runabout $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100
    profit for me."

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then
    says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew
    and $100 profit for me."

    The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the
    White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

    The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other
    guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

    The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you,
    and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

    "Done!" replies the government official.

    And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” ? Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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    Sounds like a true story to me...sadly.
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    Re: The New Stimulus Plan in Action - A Joke, Sort of..

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblin66
    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House

    One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from
    Minnesota.

    All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The
    Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring
    then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job
    will runabout $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100
    profit for me."

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then
    says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew
    and $100 profit for me."

    The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the
    White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

    The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other
    guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

    The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you,
    and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

    "Done!" replies the government official.

    And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.
    I would have figured the Chicago contractor would have went with a Chicago outfit.

    See, the Stimulus Plan is working

    Mike

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    I don't know what you guys are all surprised about- that is the way the mob does everything. We couldn't have even won WWII without them. They controlled the docks, the unions... My guess is that if they still did, you wouldn't get so much as a foreign made wrist watch into this country, and we would still have a manufacturing base.

    At the rate we are going, we won't be able to produce a cannon ball in 5 more years.
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