This would be funnier if it wasn't true......
3 contractors are bidding on a job to repair a broken fence at the Whitehouse.
One is from Minnesota,,one is from Tennessee and one is from Chicago.
All 3 go with a Whitehouse official to look at the broken fence.
After doing some measuring, the Minnesota contractor tells the whitehouse official, he can fix the fence for $900...$400 for materials, $400 for labor and $100 in profit.
The Tennessee contractor does some measuring and pencils some numbers on a piece of paper, and tells the official that he can fix the fence for $700...$300 for material, $300 for labor and a profit of $100.
Without measuring or even bothering to look at the job, the Chicago contractor tells the official, "I'll fix your fence for $2,700."
Surprised, the white house official asks how he came up with his quote without even looking at the job.
"Oh, that's easy. A $1,000 for you, a $1,000 for me and we hire the low bidder from Tennessee to fix the fence."
"Done deal," said the white house official.
And now you know exactly how the new stimulus package is going to work.
Gotta thank Jim for sending that one in.....