The funny thing about today's cartoon is that it's absolutely true. Not only does Mrs. Johnson owe the government $527,000...but so do you! That's your share of the $61.6 trillion in government financial commitments that your elected representatives have promised you'll pay. And this isn't metaphor, or some imaginary pie-in-the-sky number that means nothing (like "jobs created or saved" or "days not weeks")...it's a real bill, just as real as your credit card bill or utility bill, and you've really got to pay it. Or else.
A little shy on cash in these jobless times? Then your spouse can help pay it. And your kids. And their kids. But don't expect your neighbor down the street to pay it for you; after all - his family owes the government $527,000 too...just like every other family in America.
Okay, so the government fat cats spent a half-million bucks they didn't have, quite possibly while they were drinking heavily, and put your name on the IOU. They'll never try to actually collect it, will they?
Yes, they will. They must try to collect it or see our nation collapse...and soon. Which is perhaps why their debt collection methods are getting to be quite a bit less subtle than they used to be.
As a case in point, this week a Federal SWAT Team broke down a man's door, dragged him into the lawn, and handcuffed him in front of his children...because the man's estranged wife had fallen behind in paying back her Federal student loans. And we'll bet she didn't owe a half million like you do. You'll be lucky if you only get waterboarded instead of taking a live round above your eye and having your body dumped in the North Arabian Sea.
Frankly, we'd like to see every household in America receive a bill like the one shown below. Not as a campaign stunt, but as a real honest-to-gosh bill that has to be paid.
Perhaps it's the one thing which could finally awaken people to the nightmarish economic realities of our times and make them demand accountability from the free-spending political hacks who have willfully stolen our money and our future.
Coming soon to a mailbox near you!