Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Politics: Obama: Broken Fence

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago , another is from Michigan , and the third is from 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 Michigan contractor also does some measuring and figuring, 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 Michigan to fix the fence." "Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.

I apologize to whomever wrote this, because I received it in a forwarded e-mail. If you happen to know who the creator is, please let me know, so that I can give them proper credit.

I honestly believe this is what will happen more often than we care to admit. I don't believe it is a Chicago or Democrat thing either. I simply feel there is SOOO much corruption in our government that there is absolutely no difference between the parties.

It is high time that we have another party or three to choose from. There is historical precedent for more than the republicrat two party system that we have now.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP73cK3GXdo

    Check out this video. It speakes to the above!

  2. Ah, but people are catching on. It's a SLOW burn, but the smoke is there...