Good analogy on bailout

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  1. Rick WI

    Rick WI Veteran Member

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    Some years ago Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100.
    The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day the
    farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, son, but I have some bad news...the
    horse died."

    Chuck replied, "Well, then just give me my money back."

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

    Chuck said, "OK, then, just bring me the dead horse."

    The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?"

    Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off."

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

    Chuck said, "Sure I can; watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."


    A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What ever
    happened with that dead horse?"

    Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars
    apiece and made a profit of $998."

    The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?"

    Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two bucks back."


    Chuck grew up and now works for the federal government. He's the one who
    figured out how this "bail-out" is going to work.
     
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    Believe it or not.....

    This is how many bars handle their raffles and business write offs.
    Buy a few large screen TV's for a Superbowl raffle
    sell MORE tickets to cover what you paid,
    Then you also get the big tax write off.

    It's a great scam.
     
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    LOL.... Nice one Rick ;)
     
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    hardline_42 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hehe. Reminds me of that Hooters waitress who was promised a new "Toyota" for winning a beer sales contest and was escorted to the parking lot in a blindfold only to see a new "toy Yoda" sitting in the parking space. I wish people would just realize you need to "work" to get things and stop looking for an easy way to do everything.

    *edit* Looks like it paid off after all:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/05/09/toy-yoda.htm
     

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