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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

How The Stimulus Package Works...

I received this the other day and didn't get around to posting it for one reason or another...this is what Congress and our state legislatures for that matter are doing to the country...
It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewantown 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 thinks that they are now out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of optimism. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a "stimulus package" works..
This is what government does...it merely  moves money around from one place to another without actually creating anything.  That's the fundamental error of Keynesian Economic theory.  To create wealth, you have to MAKE SOMETHING, not merely move money around.  It'd be nice  if our political masters understood this, but they don't because few of them have ever actually worked for a living.  Most have only known "government service," serving themselves to the public trough.
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