The (private) Federal Reserve nearly got away with hiding its debt.
hahaha he should have declared himself bankrupt and saved the world
Someone did send me this recently:
As good an explanation as I've heard lately.
It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.
The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is currently doing business .
Pleased I gave it up I could'nt afford them on my wage. lol
When I first heard this story I assumed he'd gone to one of the Welcome Break service stations on the motorway?!
Must be smoking those Sobranie Black Russian Cigarettes very nice..................................well they used to be about 20 years ago when I smoked but gave up the obnoxious habit.
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