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A Real State of the Union

SD3 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:25 AM
John -- Any credit card company will tell you that the first thing people do when they realize they have accumulated more debt than they can repay is . . . to borrow even more (yes, it's true). If you're going to be bankrupt, why not maximize your enjoyment on the way? What do you think Obama is doing here?
TommyMaq Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 4:34 PM
No, it's more like Old Maid.

When a person bankrupts, it follows them around; they can't escape their reputation.

Crash the dollar, and you can try to start over, and many will believe that the new currency will be OK.
We've heard another State of the Union speech, and my president said grand things like:

"Think about ... a future where we're in control of our own energy ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China ... I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning ..."

Actually, he said that in 2012. I write before this year's speech, but he says basically the same thing every year: With more spending, government can fix everything.

But I have this dream -- one where my president walks to the podium, and he instead...