In a small town in the United States, the place looks almost totally deserted.
It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.
The hotel proprietor takes the $100 bill and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The hotel proprietor then lays the $100 bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes back his $100 bill, saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything.......... However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business today!