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Stimulis Bill

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  • Stimulis Bill

    Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says,

    "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?"

    The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed.

    At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.

    They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed.

    The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it." The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.

    The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool.

    The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"

    The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.

    The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough.

    However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"

    The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, "Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill."
    "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin

  • #2
    Oh, I like this!! :D


    • #3
      What Twist my tit about the Billions of *Stimulus* given to the car makers, GM and Chrysler, is that they are taking 1 billion of our hard earned money, and MOVING OPERATIONS TO MEXICO AND BRAZIL. This is the exact opposite of what we the people wanted to happen. If anything the companies should be FORCED to work American workers, here in the USA, so that we can at least reap some of the financial seeds we planted, not Brazil, not Mexico, but the USA. This is the most absurd thing I have heard of, other than the fact that the Stimulus bills was passed, without ANYONE reading it.


      • #4
        that was a good lesson!
        "Be Excellent to Each Other"


        • #5
          And another...

          Once upon a time, a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

          The villagers, knowing there were many monkeys, went to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 each and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

          He then announced that he would buy monkeys at $20 each. This renewed the villagers efforts and they started catching monkeys again.

          Soon, the supply diminished and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch it!

          The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 each! However, since he had to go to the big city on some business, his assistant would buy on his behalf.

          The assistant told the villagers, "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that my boss has already collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when my boss returns, you can sell them to him for $50."

          The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys for 700 billion dollars.

          They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of monkeys!
          "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin