The ramblings of a frustrated photographer
The $100 in the tourist pocket was borrowed at at a 19% vig from Won, a Hong Kong loan shark. The tourist didn't rent the room because he knew there were serious consequences if the Won didn't receive a payment the following day. So the tourist slept in his car outside of town. The townsfolk cancelled the debt they owed to themselves by transferring their hotel revenue to Won. Nothing was produced, nothing was earned, the townsfolk still have nothing, and nobody has the money to stay at the hotel because everyone owes Won. This is how the stimulus works.