How A Stimulus Package Actually Works

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  1. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    How A Stimulus Package actually Works...


    It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewan town of Pumphandle, and
    streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and
    everybody is living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives
    through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk
    saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the
    night. As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel 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 to
    his supplier, the Co-op. The guy at the 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
    traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes
    down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up
    the $100 bill and leaves. No one produced anything. No one earned
    anything... However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks
    to the future with a lot more optimism. And that, ladies and
    gentlemen, is how a Stimulus package actually works.
     
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  2. lakeboy22

    lakeboy22 Regular Registered Member

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    Well said.
     
  3. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    Glad ya liked it. Got it from my mom ... and I about fell out of my office chair laughing...
     
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    jnine I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    That's actually the flow of money and how a few dollars impacts so many.
     
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    FakeNewsTeam It's a matter of time, but time is all we have! Registered Member

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    Sometime this year, we taxpayers will likely receive another economic stimulus.


    It is indeed a very exciting program, and I’ll explain it by using a Q&A format:




    Q: What is an Economic Stimulus?


    A: It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.




    Q: Where will the government get this money?


    A: From taxpayers.




    Q: Is the government simply giving me back my own money, then?


    A: No, only a smidgen of it.




    Q: What is the purpose of this payment?


    A: The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high definition television set, a new iPad, or a new SUV, thus stimulating the economy.




    Q: Isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?


    A: Shut up.




    Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U. S. Economy with your stimulus check. Use it wisely:




    * If you spend the stimulus money at Walmart,the money will go to China or Sri Lanka.


    * if you spend it on gasoline, the money will go to the Arabs.(not so much any more…)


    * if you purchase a computer, it goes to India, Taiwan, or China.


    * if you purchase fruits and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.


    * if you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea.


    * if you purchase useless stuff, it goes to Taiwan.


    * if you pay your credit card off or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.




    Instead, keep the money in America by:




    (1) Spending it at a yard sale, or


    (2) Going to a ballgame, or


    (3) Spending it on prostitutes, or


    (4) Beer, or


    (5) Tattoos


    (These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S.)




    CONCLUSION: Go to a ballgame with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day.




    No need to thank me, I’m just glad I could be of help.
     
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