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Three contractors bid on White House fence...guess who gets the contract!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Three contractors bid on White House fence...guess who gets the contract!!



    One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Montana. All three go with a White House
    official to examine the fence.

    The Montana 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. That's $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit
    for me."

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700. That's $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 Government Stimulus plan worked.


     
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  2. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Now that sound like Washington DC works!
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  3. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like bussiness! Buy low, sell high, and use someone elses money.
     
  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Too funny!!!
     
  5. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    Sounds like someone has been hanging around the Portland City Council...
     
  6. leonarddi

    leonarddi WA & MD New Member

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    lol that's funny
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    So when Jessie Jackson was running for president a long time ago.
    They asked him about defense.

    He answered "We'll either paint it or tear it down."
     
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