The Chi Town Express- aka the Windy City local! serious EXHAUST issues!
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House
One is from Chicago
, another is from Kentucky
, and the third is from New Orleans
. All three go with a White House
official to examine the fence.
The New Orleans
contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.
"Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $9,000. That's $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me."
contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $7,000. That's $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me."
contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House
official and whispers, "$27,000."
The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure?”
"The Chicago contractor
whispers back, "$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky
to fix the fence."
"Done!" replies the government official.
And that, my friends, is how the Government works.
Remember... Three boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, and the jury box.