3 contractors at the White House

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3 contractors at the White House

This could be accurate at all branches and ;evels of government.

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.

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

The Maryland 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…

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