The Editor: Can you explain the shut down, Lois ?
Money Cat: Half the government wants to control spending and half doesn’t. Here is the national debt. This is money borrowed or printed in the past to spend on projects.
The Editor: Why did Congress approve the borrowing ?
Budget Cat: They wanted to bribe voters, give government loans to their buddies, and give everyone their piece of pie.
The Editor: When is tax freedom day, you know, how long do you work to pay taxes for a year ?
Who pays the borrowed money back ?
There is no plan to pay it back. Here is the current operating plan to ( raise revenue ) get by until the government crashes. Chris Christy ( R-NJ ) is a guest actor.
The Editor: People say our grand children will be paying it back, is that true ?
Fat Cat: It is if there is a USA in 2113.