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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Government bailouts explained

A friend sent this:
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Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellers, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."

Curtis &Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked, "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"

They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898."

The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"

Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.

They're overseeing the Bailout Program.

4 comments:

  1. I just read your excellent column on "Spread the Wealth"...

    When I hear people saying "We oughtta spread the wealth..." (or the similar word-clubs used to beat us into accepting these chains) I loudly agree, and ask "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO LOSE?

    I mean if it is such a good idea, how much are you, personally, ready to work for without receiving? You can give HALF that amount to ME, right now...

    Or can't you? You don't seem too happy at the thought of GIVING YOUR OWN EARNINGS to some person you've never met...

    But I sincerely believe we SHOULD SPREAD the WEALTH, don't you? The WEALTH of Mindset and technical know-how and understanding and overview that PRODUCES MONEY as a byproduct...

    Wouldn't you agree that spreading the WEALTH, the MEANS OF ACQUIRING and USING (money, resources, time and energy) would make America and Americans even MORE WEALTHY, wouldn't it?"

    They usually disengage right about there, because they are NOT INTERESTED in using THEIR hard-earned money for louts like me, and they're NOT INTERESTED in admitting that the WEALTH is in the Mindset, the Spirit, the EXECUTIVE DOING that produces valuable services and goods which then bring MONEY which INCREASES the AMOUNT OF PIE...

    They're interested in PLUNDERING (other peoples') money through governmental channels...

    Again, well written and well put, Ma'am. I look forward to reading more of your well-reasoned, clearly-written work in the future.

    Karridine
    http://www.7FigureBusinessSchool.com

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  2. I just read your excellent column on "Spread the Wealth"...

    When I hear people saying "We oughtta spread the wealth..." (or the similar word-clubs used to beat us into accepting these chains) I loudly agree, and ask "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO LOSE?

    I mean if it is such a good idea, how much are you, personally, ready to work for without receiving? You can give HALF that amount to ME, right now...

    Or can't you? You don't seem too happy at the thought of GIVING YOUR OWN EARNINGS to some person you've never met...

    But I sincerely believe we SHOULD SPREAD the WEALTH, don't you? The WEALTH of Mindset and technical know-how and understanding and overview that PRODUCES MONEY as a byproduct...

    Wouldn't you agree that spreading the WEALTH, the MEANS OF ACQUIRING and USING (money, resources, time and energy) would make America and Americans even MORE WEALTHY, wouldn't it?"

    They usually disengage right about here, because they are NOT INTERESTED in using THEIR hard-earned money for louts like me, and they're NOT INTERESTED in admitting that the WEALTH is in the Mindset, the Spirit, the EXECUTIVE DOING that produces valuable services and goods which then bring MONEY and increase the available PIE...

    They're interested in PLUNDERING (other peoples') money through governmental channels...

    Again, well written and well put, Ma'am. I look forward to reading more of your well-reasoned, clearly-written work in the future.

    Karridine
    http://www.7FigureBusinessSchool.com

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  3. LOL That is perfect!!! Just keep them away from our healthcare, though!! I think they'd get more than they bargained for if they pulled those shenanigans on most Americans...

    Thanks a bunch for posting this!!! :D

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  4. Karridine, some *excellent* points. Isn't it amazing how generous people can be with someone else's money?

    - Patrice

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