Thingish Things

Not Even Scratching the Surface

  It is hard to keep up with the various plans in Washington to raise the debt ceiling.  But one thing is clear: None of the proposals even begin to get U.S. debt under control. That is getting lost in this debate.  It is the frightening reality.  The “grand compromise plan” –- The Obama-Boehner plan […]

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Doltish Debt Depictions

Ronald Reagan famously described in 1980 how the national debt, if stacked in dollar bills, would extend almost to the moon.  I remember watching him say it on television and thinking “my God.” It made quite an impression, not just on me, but on the country. People spoke about that visual for the rest of […]

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