Your Random Debt Ceiling Analogies
For those of you who don’t know (or haven’t seen Wedding Crashers), “crab cakes and football” is what Maryland does … except not so much football.
Case in point? The 63-0 beat down the Terrapins received at the hands of Heisman Trophy frontrunner Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. This ignominious defeat is instructive, however, because it provides context for a question we received recently about the federal government’s debt problem.
Specifically, we were asked over the weekend “how bad is the federal government’s debt problem, anyway?”
Well, with under two minutes left in Saturday’s game against Florida State, Maryland faced a fourth down and two against the Seminoles – who were enjoying a nine touchdown lead. The Terrapins chose to punt.
That’s basically equivalent of where the federal government was with the national debt two years ago. Today? The game is up.
Oh … for those of you who don’t get sports analogies, the government’s debt problem is equivalent to the Dodge Viper at the 33-second mark of this video clip …
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Yeah. Good luck with all that, ‘Merica …