It is the month of August, a resort town
sits next to the shores of a
lake. It is raining, and the little town
looks totally deserted. It is
tough times, everybody is in debt,
and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist
comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 dollar bill
on the reception
counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in
order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100
dollar bill and runs to pay his debt
The Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay
his debt to the
The pig raiser takes the
100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to
the supplier of his feed
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 dollar bill
and runs to pay
his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times,
"services" on credit..
The hooker runs to the hotel,
and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar
bill to the hotel proprietor
to pay for the rooms that she rented when
she brought her clients
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on
so that the rich tourist will not suspect
At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after
inspecting the rooms,
and takes his 100 dollar bill, after saying that
he did not like any of
the rooms, and leaves town.
one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and
looks to the future with a lot of optimism .
ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is