Oh let’s not and say we did. Washington is good at solving problems by changing the language. Too much debt? Just call it something else. How about a more friendly-sounding phrase like reverse revenue. Worried about not raising the debt ceiling? Instead, think of it as a window of opportunity (for China). And while we’re at it, who would know if the government simply announced there is no debt. Turns out it was all made up by Alan Greenspan.
“What’s the difference between being in debt and spending years in a hospital bed dying from an agonizingly painful and wasting illness? The hospital bed.” – Oscar Wilde
“Mr. Smith, I have reviewed this case very carefully,” the divorce court judge said, “and I’ve decided to give your wife $275 a week.”
“That’s very nice, your honor,” the husband said. “And every now and then I’ll try to send her a few bucks, myself.”