Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in Washington D.C. One from Bangladesh , another from India and the third, from China.
They go to White House office to examine the fence.
The Bangladesh 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. ($400 for materials, $400 for my team and $100 profit for me)”.
The Chinese contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700. ($300 for materials, $300 for my team and $100 profit for me)”.
The Indian contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$2,700.”
The official, outraged says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
The Indian contractor whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from China to fix the fence.”
“Done!” replies the government official.
Demikian kiranya pula kinerja Badan Anggaran DPR maupun DPRD di negara Indonesia. Jadi, kalo ada proyek yang terlantar, pada akhirnya tidak ada yang mau bertanggung jawab. Hilang lenyap bersama anggaran yang menggelembung ratusan persen. What an irony.