Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 13, 2010

Stimulus Package

Posted by PicasaThis was sent to me by a friend who is a better economist than I am!
 Governments of all level are always talking about and promoting “Stimulus Packages”. Most people do not know how a “stimulus package” works, so outlined below is a good example.

 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
 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
 And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a "stimulus package" works.
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