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RHSimard Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 5:23 PM
I'm thinking of a little semi-humorous gadget: the BankObamaCard. It's an imaginary credit card that is issued to every American citizen. Its unique traits are: 1. It starts with a debt balance of $52,000 (or whatever the per-capita share of the debt is now). 2. Cardholders can't use it themselves, but their reps and the president can, and do. 3. Everyone has to have one, like it or not. Maybe some funny graphics, like a real card, would be amusing. The central item, though, is a statement, sort of like an ordinary bank-card statement, but listing the latest raft of BS charged to it-and, of course, an updated balance.
Mapache15 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 7:09 PM
and every time you put in an ATM you would see how much more your personal debt incurred by the government has increased.

Oh, the carnage. President Barack Obama played his cards masterfully, as the Republican Party once again caved in one of his endless games of legislative chicken.

Facing a "fiscal cliff" that Republicans and Democrats engineered in a 2011 "kick the can" measure, Obama took a "my way or the highway" approach to meaningful spending cuts, forcing Republican leaders to focus only on the part of the fiscal world that the president and most Democrats in the Congress love the most -- that of revenue.

An eleventh-hour compromise did emerge, as many expected, in the U.S. Senate, where members...