This helps me understand the 'Bailout'.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Randi Brammer, Acctg.

SAVE or NOT TO SAVE...that is the question.  I am so confused by all the rhetoric from the media, I don't know who stole my money.  But the following may give you an idea as to what is happening.

A Young man from Montana, bought a horse from a farmer who was to deliver it the following day.

The next day the farmer pulled up and said, "I am sorry son, but the horse died."

"Well, then just give me back my money", the young man said.

"Can't do that, I spent it already", said the farmer.

"Ok, then bring me the dead horse".

"What are you going to do with it," asked the Farmer.

"I'm going to raffle him off."

The Farmer replied..."You can't do that!"

"Sure can, just watch me. I just won't tell anyone he is dead. " Quipped the young man.

The famer caught up with the young man and asked how the raffel went.

"I sold 500 ticket at $2 each and made $998," said the young man.

"Did anyone complain", asked the farmer.

"Only the guy who won the horse, so I gave him back his 2 bucks"!

This young man now works for the Government.  He is the one who has figured out how this 'Bail-out' is going to work!

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Michael Russell
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc. - Overland Park, KS
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hip boots, that what all this takes. because the sh** just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

Mar 23, 2009 11:14 AM #1
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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Randi...I do believe that I know this guy...Squinty eyes and lurks in the shadows or you can find him in a large white building!

Mar 23, 2009 11:21 AM #2
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John Mulkey
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Randi, I want to meet that young man, for I would like for someone to explain how it's possible to spend your way out of debt.

Mar 23, 2009 11:38 AM #3
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Randi...I would have to say this falls right into line with what is happening.  Describes most of capitol hill!

Mar 23, 2009 12:06 PM #4
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

I'm with Michael -- we all need to invest is a good pair of hip boots, because it's starting to get REALLY deep!

Mar 23, 2009 01:45 PM #5
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Randi, this is way too true!!! He probably does work for the government!! HaHa!

Mar 23, 2009 01:56 PM #6
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Michael, mine are on...I live on a farm.

Vern...I thought you hung around A better class of people

John...I am with you.

Mar 23, 2009 03:33 PM #7
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
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Bill, It's that mountain of 'stuff' that I need the boots for.

Jim and Maria...No end in site...look fo higher ground!

Caren...Thanks for stopping

Mar 23, 2009 03:34 PM #8
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

That is so funny....talk about being making the best out of the worst. The victims (or perhaps the perpetrators)? The gullible who don't inspect/investigate or READ the damn 1007-pages stimulus package that was delivered at 10 pm the night before it was supposed to  be voted on at 9 am the following morning.

Mar 24, 2009 02:17 AM #9
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Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
High End Vacation Homes

I think that young man may be too smart to work in government.

Mar 24, 2009 08:24 AM #10
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Pacita, Thnaks for stopping.  I agree.  We need people who know how to read before they sign.

Kevin...You may be right.

Mar 24, 2009 09:58 AM #11
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Lynn Meldrum
Lynn Meldrum with Verico Canada First Mortgage - Calgary, AB

Wow what an interesting idea.  I wonder when the raffles will start

Mar 24, 2009 01:11 PM #12
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Skip the hip boots you need a full wet suit for this S... 

Mar 24, 2009 04:22 PM #13
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Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Castle Pines North, CO

Great story, Randi!  Sure reminds of some other events taking place right now.  Uncle Sam is finding out they are investing in some "dead horses", but instead of selling raffle tickets, they'll just kick the IRS into high gear!  We all ARE that young man who sold the horse.  :-)

Mar 26, 2009 04:11 PM #14
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Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Hi Randi, Oh, I too, have just recently read that one.  Too funny, but scary and oh so true.

Mar 27, 2009 01:38 PM #15
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Randi,,,that young man will do fine in DC...soooooo funny

Apr 03, 2009 10:19 PM #16
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