Failing the Debt Quiz: "I Vote for the Lollipops Guy!"

By:  Chip Wood
08/05/2011
       
Failing the Debt Quiz: "I Vote for the Lollipops Guy!"

A friend of mine was trying to explain to his children the significance of the debate going on over what to do about our national debt.

He showed them a clip of something you’ve probably seen: the National Debt Clock in New York City. On Monday, the National Debt Clock said our national debt was more than $14.4 trillion, and it said each family’s share of this monstrous total was $122,303.

Steve tried to explain the situation this way to his kids:

“Who would you vote for? Someone who promises to give you lollipops every day at school, even though he can’t afford them? Or someone who says he needs to take your desks away because we can’t afford to pay for them?”

A friend of mine was trying to explain to his children the significance of the debate going on over what to do about our national debt.

He showed them a clip of something you’ve probably seen: the National Debt Clock in New York City. On Monday, the National Debt Clock said our national debt was more than $14.4 trillion, and it said each family’s share of this monstrous total was $122,303.

Steve tried to explain the situation this way to his kids:

“Who would you vote for? Someone who promises to give you lollipops every day at school, even though he can’t afford them? Or someone who says he needs to take your desks away because we can’t afford to pay for them?”

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Chip Wood (photo)

 

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