A rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a $100 bill on the reception counter and asks to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the $100 bill and runs to pay his debt to the grocer.
The grocer takes the $100 bill and runs to pay his debt to the farmer.
The farmer takes the $100 bill and runs to pay his debt to his feed and seed merchant.
The feed and seed merchant takes the $100 bill and runs to pay his debt to the prostitute who in these hard times offered her services on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel and pays hotel proprietor with the $100 bill to clear her account for the little room she used when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the $100 bill back on the counter.
When the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms he takes his $100 bill and tells the hotel proprietor he did not like any of the rooms.
The rich tourist leaves town.
No one earned anything.
But now the whole town is out of debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how our government is doing business today