Originally Posted by cpttango30
What I have to wonder is why we want people running health care that can't even balance a checkbook. I mean come on balancing the budget is not that hard.
You and most Americans look at money in the traditional way: it has value because it buys things. That's the way money has always been...that it is something with intrinsic value.
But that is NOT what our currency is today. Every Federal Reserve Note in your wallet is a representation of debt. It is a claim on future
The government looks at our currency as debt (which it is) and therefore has no difficulty burdening businesses and individuals to pay for budget overruns; just work longer and harder.
Our monetary system and the predictable (and predicted!) economic problems we are facing and have yet to face are the real problem in this country.