I listen to the radio while I’m driving from house to house, and I often hear callers compare the national debt to household debt. You don’t borrow more money when you already owe, you cut expenses.
Very common-sense for a household, but what would you say about a family that makes some of its children sleep in the garage and eat Spam while others live in a penthouse and go on European vacations? And the family cuts costs by taking away the Spam and feeding the garage kids cat food? And the roof is leaking but the family won’t fix it because they don’t want to borrow more money? Or stop buying cars for the penthouse kids?
What would you say? Call DCYF! That’s what you’d say!
Grow up, Congress. If we really are in a crisis it’s not fair to cut health, education and infrastructure to give more tax cuts to the rich. We’re being trickled on for sure, but it ain’t liquid gold.