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Forum topic by interpim posted 02-24-2009 04:24 PM 811 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2009 04:24 PM

Two contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, and the other is from Texas.

The Texas contractor 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
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 Texas to fix the fence.
Done! replies the government official.

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

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 05:14 PM

Hummmm, Coming from Chicago, I should be offended. But it sounds pretty normal to me.



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