How did California get to be so broke, while Texas is booming? Here’s a parable that helps explain:
The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail when suddenly a coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
#1. The Governor starts to intervene, reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what comes natural.
#2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures the coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases, and an additional $500 to relocate it.
#3. He calls a Veterinarian for his dog. The Vet collects his dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases.
#4. The Governor goes to the hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote, and to get his bite wound bandaged.
#5. The running trail is shut down for 6 months while the wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals.
#6. The Governor spends $50,000 of state funds implementing a “coyote awareness” program for residents of the area.
#7. The State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies, and how to possibly eradicate the disease.
#8. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack and for letting the Governor intervene.
#9. The Cost: $75,000 to train new a security agent.
#10. PETA protests the coyote relocation and files suit against the state.
The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail when suddenly a coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
The Governor shoots the coyote and keeps jogging.
The Governor has spent $0.36 on a .380 HP hollow point cartridge. Buzzards eat the dead coyote.
What? Wait for it . . .
Any wonder why California is broke????
From A Time to Laugh site.