There’s no skipping out on debt bill

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April 28, 2011
The Boston Globe
by Joshua Green  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Raising the debt ceiling is an arcane problem that stems from a quirk of our political system. ... One way to understand the issue is to think of it as like dining at a restaurant. You order your dinner and enjoy it. When the bill arrives, you pay for it. Most people wouldn’t imagine arguing over the bill after they’ve eaten — how tacky! But in Washington, it’s a long-standing tradition in both parties. Even then-Senator Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling when George W. Bush was president. Where the analogy with restaurant dining ends is what happens if you don’t pay. The country can’t wash dishes." [editor's note: However, the corporatist empire CAN merely hide spending, print more worthless specie and destroy the society beneath it, while pretending to address the problem - SAT] (04/28/11)  


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