Modern Economics

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    It is a slow day in the Central Illinois town of Farmer City.

    It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.
    Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.
    On this particular day a rich tourist from the East is driving through town.

    He enters the only hotel in the sleepy town and lays a hundred dollar bill on the desk
    stating he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

    As soon as the man walks up the stairs, the hotel proprietor takes the hundred dollar
    bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

    The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to pay his debt to the pig farmer.
    The pig farmer then takes the $100 and heads off to pay his debt to 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 lately had to offer her
    "services" on credit.

    The hooker runs to the hotel and pays off her debt with the $100 to the hotel proprietor,
    paying for the rooms that she had rented when she brought clients to that establishment.

    The hotel proprietor then lays the $100 bill back on the counter so the rich traveler will not
    suspect anything.

    At that moment the traveler from the East walks back down the stairs, after inspecting the
    rooms.

    He picks up the $100 bill and states that the rooms are not satisfactory...... Pockets the
    money and walks out the door and leaves town.

    No one earned anything. However the whole town is now out of debt, and looks to the
    future with a lot of optimism.

    That, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is conducting business
    today.

    If that doesn't scare the hell out of you, then I don't know what will.

    :eusa_whistle:
     

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