6:12 A.M. US Government 101 …

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 night.

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 owner.  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.

via Knuckledraggin my life away.

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