Joe American noticed on the way to work that the brakes on his car were slipping. That Saturday Joe brought his car into O’ Bummer Motors to get the brakes repaired. After a free cup of coffee, and a look over by Lefty Bentwrench, the chief mechanic, the owner himself came out and told him, “You don’t need new brakes, you need a whole new car.” “ Joe replied, “I’m happy with the car, outside of the brakes it’s in pretty good shape, I’d just like to get the brakes fixed.”
Mr. O replied, “Joe, I can’t see you not too bright, but lucky for you, I’m a lot smarter than you are. I going to show you how to fix the problem and save some money at the same time. Come outside with me and I’ll show you what you need.”
When they got outside, Mr. O walked him over the a brand new 45 foot refrigerated tractor trailer, commonly referred to as a reefer. Then Mr. O smiled, we’re going to scrap that car of yours and put you behind the wheel of this beauty. Plus by you buying this truck, it will also allow thirty millon other Americans that don't own a motor vehicle drive around in one of these, too."
Joe looked at it and said, “I don’t think this is going fit in my parking place at work, or my garage at home. Then again, I’m sure my wife might have a few problems finding parking spaces when she takes it to go shopping.“
Mr. O quickly frowned, “Don’t go negative on me, Joe. Then he smiled. Trust me, this is just what you need, “
“Well, what about gas, Joe inquired? I spend a hundred bucks a month right now. How much in gas is this thing going to cost me each month? ”
Mr. O smiled again, “That’s part of the savings, Joe. You won’t have to pay anything for gasoline anymore, it runs on diesel. . Just think, you’ll saving $100.00 each month.”
"Well how much will the diesel cost, Joe countered?
"Don’t worry about that Joe, we’ll give you some kind of fuel subsidy so the cost will be comparable to what you’re paying now, give of take five or ten thousand dollars a year.”
"Well. what about insurance, I’m paying a grand a year now?”
Mr. O smiled, “Do you pay that all at once, Joe? “
“Yeah, every February. “
“Well then, you will be saving a hundred dollars next February, the insurance is just $900.00 a month. Just think of every month as February and you won‘t even notice it, plus you‘ll be saving another hundred dollars each month.”
“Well, Mr. O what is the actual cost of the truck itself? “
"Well, the sticker price is only a 105,000.00. With a $5,000.00 government subsidy, that brings your cost down to just one hundred grand. Now here the real beauty of the deal, Joe. With the $1200.00 you're saving in gas each year , plus the $1200.00 savings in insurance, the truck will pay for itself in a little under 50 years.”
“Can I drive it off the lot today?”
“Well actually, the truck doesn’t work yet, but you start paying for it right now.”
“Well, can I think about this for awhile?”
“What’s to think about, Joe? We already signed your name to the papers for you and scrapped your car.”
“But I won’t be able to afford it!”
"Joe. Joe…Joe… Just do what we do…
BORROW THE MONEY FROM YOUR KIDS' FUTURE!
The moral of the story…
When the government can force you to take a reefer, it won’t be long be long before the whole country goes to pot