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    Here's how the Gov't works

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

    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 Illinois 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 Illinois contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.'
    If I knew what I was doing I'd probably be bored.

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    Default Re: How the system of Government works

    Quote Originally Posted by JMSFan View Post
    Here's how the Gov't works

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

    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 Illinois 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 Illinois contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire that guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.'
    The last time I heard that one it was guys from Shereveport, Lafayette, and New Orleans all bidding to fix the staircase in the Baton Rouge government mansion....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird View Post
    The last time I heard that one it was guys from Shereveport, Lafayette, and New Orleans all bidding to fix the staircase in the Baton Rouge government mansion....
    and likely equally applicable.
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    Default Re: How the system of Government works

    An abbreviated version:

    It doesn't.
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    Unfortunately this more truth than joke.
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    Default Re: How the system of Government works

    government begats corruption
    corruption begats government
    an infinite loop

    When his ice cap melts, Al Gore will be the only one who can help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15Adragon View Post
    government begats corruption
    corruption begats government
    an infinite loop

    When his ice cap melts, Al Gore will be the only one who can help us.
    Maybe he will build an ark for all of us.
    If I knew what I was doing I'd probably be bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15Adragon View Post
    When his ice cap melts, we will likely find Al Gore standing where it used to be feeding a big bonfire.....
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    Default Re: How the system of Government works

    Quote Originally Posted by JMSFan View Post
    Here's how the Gov't works

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

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


    I do that sorta thing...and I'm not bidding of government jobs...
    It's called subcontracting...
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