Monday, February 16, 2009

How our real Government works

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C. One from Kentucky , one from Tennessee , and a third from Jersey . They all go in to examine the fence with a White House official.

The Tennessee 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 Kentucky 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 Jersey contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers,'$2,700.'

The official, incredulous, whispers back, 'You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?'

The Jersey contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.'

'Done!' replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how it all works!!!


Sue said...


You got THAT right! Mind if I use it?

Greg P. said...

In Chicago it would be $1000 for me, a $1000 for you, hire the guy from Tennessee to do the job, have him arrested for not having work permits and take the $900 from him and split it.

Eddie said...

Sue, feel free to use anything you see in my blogs. I'm not an original person, most of what I put in my blogs came from someone else.

Sue said...

Thanks, Eddie.

I just posted it...along with some more stuff to go along with it. You might want to check it all out.

I get too worked up, I am afraid...