Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Bailout Explained

I try not to get to political with my blogging but this email I received was to spot-on to resist posting.

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse to Chuck the next day.

The next day he 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 spent it already."

Chuck said "Ok then, bring me the dead horse." The farmer asked, "What Ya gonna do with him?" "I'm going to raffle him off" Chuck said. The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!" "Sure I can, just watch me" Chuck replied. "I just won't tell anyone he's dead."

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?" Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece 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 dollars back."

Chuck grew up and works now for the government. He was the one who figured out how to "bail us out".