August 13th, 2008

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Stimulus

I went to see a movie today. One of those summery movies, that busts blocks.

Outside the theatre were two Caucasian men, maybe in their late forties, sitting in chairs. One of them had a huge stack of money. Like ten thousand dollars. The other had a wooden stick. They kept trading them back and forth.

"What are you doin'?" someone else asked as I passed by.

"We're raising the Gross Domestic Product to boost the economy. We pooled out savings to do this, but after a few hours we've each sold fifteen million dollars worth of raw materials! If everyone did this, we'd be out of this recession in no time at all!"

And, you know, that's true. But they're going to have to pay a lot of taxes.