April 6, 2013


This one came in an email today.

It is a slow day in the small South Dakota town of Pump-Handle and streets are deserted.

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

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 owner.

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 looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a “stimulus package” works.


Hat Tip: Ric

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under Truth Via Humor
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4 Responses to “Stimulus”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Yup, seen that one on the ‘net’ a couple of times, and it’s true - that is how it works. If the Fed keeps printing Dollars at the current rate you’ll end up where the Callaghan Labour government did in 1976 - bankrupt, with the currency devaluing faster than the presses could print it and the IMF taking control of the fiscal policy of the Treasury.

    The Left won’t admit it, but that is what brought Maggie to power in 1979 …

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    I hope that the destructive extremes of these lefties running our government at the moment manage to bring about the same kind of shift in voter thinking, perhaps get some (if there are still truly any out there in the politics business) right thinkers in the mix before the U.S. goes too far over the edge…

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    I suspect the Republicans will have to reinvent themselves first. It may be the bias of our left dominated media, but they always come across as fundamentalists on too many issues and not as moderate conservatives. Our own Conservative Party has the same problem.

  4. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    The reinvent part is spot on.

    We had the Tea Party people pressuring the GOP to “remember” who voted them in and why during the last couple of elections. Some congressional Republicans lost their local primaries to more conservative ones, mainly younger, more idealistic conservatives who hadn’t had time to become as complacent and jaded as their more senior colleagues, and it looked like perhaps a new wind was blowing in the Republican Party.

    However, more recently, they were back to “business as usual”, with the GOP, having enjoyed a significant degree of victories (retaking the House, becoming a little stronger against the Democrat majority in the Senate), largely denouncing the Tea Party now that they wrongly believed they didn’t need them anymore.

    Even in the Senate’s essentially anti-Second Amendment debates, 16 Republican senators sold out their own party by giving in to the anti-gun lefties.

    What we have here are a lot of RINOs (Republicans in name only) aiding and abetting the left in their efforts to undermine a Constitutional America which, to many of our way of thinking, is little different from committing treason.

    They are rendering themselves irrelevant without even realizing it; The time is fast approaching when we may not even need the Tea Party for conservatives to start voting out these weak kneed excuses for GOP leaders.

    The only sure way for the Republicans to reinvent themselves will be for the electorate to rid ourselves, once and for all, of the pseudo-conservative politicians who won’t do what we vote them into office to do, and the sooner the better.