New math? |

New math?

Dear Editor:

I think I have the facts correct. I do know this: If I borrow money I cannot repay, I am irresponsible and could be found criminally negligent. So the government (which is me) is borrowing money from me (who is broke) and giving it to people who have already proven to be irresponsible.

I was always taught you couldn’t take two negatives and make a positive. This must be some new-fangled math I couldn’t grasp in the ’70s, or Washington has found work for those Enron accountants. As Winston Churchill, World War II hero, statesman, and now prophet said, “Never have so many owed so much to so few.”

John Ostwald


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