$100.00 ..this had to be in here!

Discussion in 'Money, Investing & Precious Metals' started by HozayBuck, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    It is a slow day in the small Colorado town of Pumphandle and streets
    are deserted.

    Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on

    A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and
    lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms
    upstairs to pick one for the night.

    As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel 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 to his
    supplier, the Co-op.

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

    At that moment the traveler comes down
    the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the
    $100 bill and leaves.

    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 a "stimulus package" works.
  2. BillM

    BillM BillM

    That is how

    I love it

    That is how the Federal Reserve works!

    If everyone paied what they owe, there would be no money in circulation.


  3. Frugal_Farmers

    Frugal_Farmers Good ole country folk

    Hey buddy could you loan a fellow a $100?
  4. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

    I am printing this and sticking it on my wall! :beercheer:
  5. FreeNihilist

    FreeNihilist Well-Known Member

  6. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

    The problem with the story is the tourist didn't just leave the $100 bill while he inspected the room.
    He was mugged for the $100 and never saw it again.
    The hooker is a member of congress and they never give back to the taxpayer.
    But all the rest is exactly how our system works.