Sunday, April 25, 2010



Subject: $100 bill

It's a slow day in a little East Texas town. The sun is beating down, and
the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and
everybody lives on credit.............

On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through
town. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he
wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the

As soon as the man walks upstairs, the 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 at 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 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 rich traveler will not suspect anything.

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

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

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

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