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Three contractors bid to fix a broken fence at the  White House.  

One is from Chicago, another from Tennessee and Minnesota. 

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.  

The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some   measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. 

"Well," he says, "I   figure the job will run about $900:   $400 for materials,   $400 for my   crew and $100 profit for me."  

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and  figuring,   and then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my   crew and $100 profit for me."  

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure but leans over to the White House official and whispers,   "$2,700".  

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure   like the   other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"  

The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me,   $1000 for you,   and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."  

"Done!" replies the government official. 
And that, my friends, is how the stimulus plan works.
God Bless America!


Anonymous said...

I agree with this parable.

Of course, it's a little twisted, since the "White House" is probably Republicans insisting on massive tax cuts that didn't, and never have, worked.

Anonymous said...

So close. All you have to do is change the words "Chicago" to "Halliburton", "fence" to "Iraq", "government official" to "Dick Cheney" and "$2700" to "a whole shit-ton of money which was never really explained or accounted for".

Also, change "fix" to "fuck up royally".

ferschitz said...

The stimulus, or American Recovery Act, was passed 4 years ago. Why is this "parable" being sent out now? Other than dissing Obama with digs at "Chicago style" fraud, what's the point of this?

No other venal things to pin on Obama at the moment, so they have to dig deep to find something old?

Of course, most conservatives are clueless about what's really happening - as they're so transfixed by Fake Noise & El Lushbo - that they probably read this and believe that Obama's "done it again!!!"


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