Surely, no one can argue with the logic of borrowing billions that future generations will be taxed to repay in order to give a cost of living bump now to those whose cost of living hasn’t increased. After all, future generations never even bother to show up at the polls.
Still, a nagging question remains: Why a mere $250? Why not $500? Or $1,000? Or even $250,000?
Come on, the Chinese probably have the money to lend us.
And if the stimulative effect of a new $250 in the hands of 57 million Americans is good, think how much better drop-shipping these folks several thousand dollars would be.
Worried about the national debt? Don’t be silly. As Congressman Pete Stark (D-Calif.) explained a few years ago, the larger the national debt, the wealthier we are.
Who would have thought that
(a) borrowing money from dictators to
(b) give it away to high-turnout voters in the hopes that
(c) they’ll ignore the frightening economic times and
(d) show up at both the polls and the mall
(e) in a good mood
was such a critical part of restoring American capitalism?