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How Chicago politics works
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:09:50 AM »
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  •  Chicago Contractors

     

    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota. All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.

     

    The Minnesota 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 $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

     

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, and then says, "I can do this job well for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

     

    The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers,     " $2,700 ."

     

    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, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

     

    "Done" replies the government official.

     

    And that, my friends, is how the Democrat stimulus plans work.
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    Offline s2srea

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    How Chicago politics works
    « Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »
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  •  :roll-laugh2: :applause:


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    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 03:33:07 PM »
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  • From my experience, I have seen the above Chicago politics in coastal North Carolina and Connecticut. I think it a very human and American form of corruption.

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    « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 06:34:35 PM »
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  •  That's an old joke but a different version from what I alwys heard of it when I was younger.

    It actually involved St. Peter, Heaven's gate and three freshly dead contracors.

    One Irishman, one Italian and one black guy.

    I'm sure you can figure it out from there.  :wink:

     

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