"The Debt Ceiling" (October 27, 2013)
"US-debt-ceiling: This one truly made my day! I love it when a complicated
situation can be explained in such simple terms!
THE DEBT CEILING
* Democrats don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING
* Republicans don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING
* Liberals don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING
* NO ONE understands THE DEBT CEILING
SO – Allow me to explain…
Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood.
Your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do? Raise the ceilings or pump out the crap?
Your choice is coming in November. Don’t miss the opportunity."
Originally posted by KazetNagorraYes, "pay it all back" in a timely manner with a vehicle which represents an equal store of value and doesn't clog the sewer.
Here's a better analogy. Suppose you borrow some money. Should you pay it all back?
"Inflation Calculator: $1.00 In 1964 to 2014: Value: $7.54
Annual Inflation: 4.12% Total Inflation: 654.20%"
"Inflation Calculator: $1.00 In 1914 to 2014: Value: $23.30
Annual Inflation: 3.20% Total Inflation: 2230.49%"
Originally posted by twhiteheadOriginally posted by twhitehead
Lets make the analogy realistic.
Suppose the sewage is up to a line on the wall that has been drawn by the wife. The marriage contract states that if the sewage goes over the line, the couple must get a divorce.
Husband: "lets just move the line a little higher."
Wife: "not a chance, I'd rather have a divorce".
Husband: "The reason why we have all t ...[text shortened]... ection! Freedom!"
Husband: "But the sewage is creeping higher up the walls!"
Originally posted by twhiteheadThis is the way you view the guvamint/citizen relationship? The politicians are our parents
And while husband and wife fight it out, the children are all swimming in sewage.
Originally posted by Grampy BobbyYes, that's a bit of the problem, because only the Husband is allowed to actually spend money on the sewage fees and plumber.
And let's also posit the question: what was the rationale for "the wife" alone making the decision on the position of the line?