Forgive Me Father* For I Have Borrowed

There was a push by some groups to “forgive” upto 40% of consumer credit card debt.  In a momentary lapse of insanity, the government actually said no.  What’s amazing that someone actually asked for this with a straight face.  This was not part of some comedy routine.  Not a hoax blog.  No one was getting punked.  this was an honest to goodness “solution” to the credit/economic crunch.

There is no such thing as forgiveness of debt.  When you say forgive, you mean the people who borrowed the money don’t have to pay it back.  And according to the proposed program the lenders are kept whole, also.  So, that leaves . . .?  The taxpayers.  Or all the people who were somehow able to control themselves and live within their means.

So, the two idiots who started this mess – 1) the borrower and 2) the lender – get off scott free. 

You want your debt forgiven?  Turn in all the crap you bought.  We’ll sell it on eBay and forward the money to your lender.

*I am using “Father” as a traditional term and to keep it simple.  By no means am I implying that any diety, if it even exists, is a male figure.  Adding all the possible options would have made the sentence structure very complicated.  For all I know, the diety could be female, transgender, gender neutral or a piece of plastic.  And for my diety questioning brothers and sisters – God bless you and thank you for reading.


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