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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Joke of the day (how government sets tax rates)

An elderly lady goes to check into a hotel. The clerk told her that $250.00 is the 'standard rate' so she insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appeared and forewarned by the desk clerk announced: "The hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use."
"But I won't use them," she said.
"Well, they are here, and you could," explained the Manager. He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from Edinburgh , Glasgow , and Aberdeen performing here," the Manager said.
"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she said.
"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied. No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the Elderly Lady replied, "But I didn't use it!"
The Manager was unyielding, so the Elderly Lady eventually decided to pay and wrote a check which she gave to the Manager.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check. "But madam, this check is only made out for $50.00."
"That's correct. I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me," the Elderly Lady replied.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the very surprised Manager..

"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."

1 comment:

  1. It's not a joke when it comes to education (45% of our state tax revenue spending).

    If she left and paid to stay at another hotel instead since it was more efficient, costed less and didn't offer those "benefits" she didn't want, Les Winningham would tell her she "opted out" of the first one (but didn't have to) and therefore should write checks for both hotels. If she doesn't write the check to the hotel she didn't stay in, well, "we the people" will just put a tax lien on her house and steal it ("for the children", of course).


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