The debt ceiling is an issue so mean that if it were human, it’d be Bashar al-Assad.
With a crisis so wooly serious, little wonder that politicians right now all have the nice, even disposition of a drill sergeant whose shoes are too tight.
Well, everybody should just chill like the polar caps once did.
If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. doesn’t have to default like banks once did.
All the government has to do is mint a $1 trillion platinum coin and, alakazam, the Treasury Department could use it to cover the nation’s debt obligations.
An absurd accounting gimmick by the White House?
Well, there are degrees of absurdity. For instance, ordering corn on the cob in a posh Paris restaurant, now that’s absurd.