Financial Cycle

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea.

It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.

It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.

He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on

the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to

choose one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and

runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay

his debt to the pig grower.

The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to

pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro

note and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that in these hard

times, gave her “services” on credit.

The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt

with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she

rented when she brought her clients there.

The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note

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 his 100 Euro note, after 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 our

Government are doing business today…