Debt Quotes

“Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurts.”  -Unknown

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”  -Benjamin Franklin

“The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.”  -Unknown

“If I owe you a pound, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.”      –John Maynard Keynes

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”                  –Earl Wilson

“When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.”  -Bill Balance

“Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.”                          -Ambrose Bierce

“A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten.”  -Oscar Wilde

“He that dies pays all debts.”  -William Shakespeare

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”                        –Warren Buffett

“A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.”  -Publilius Syrus

“Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due.”  -Will Rogers

Debt Ceiling Resolution?

Well there’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to get shit done.  Of course I’m referring to the elected morons in the United States Congress.  I guess they do the same shit we used to do in college when we had a paper to write – wait until the night before its due, score some uppers, and then knock it out at 4:00am even though you had 3 months to do it.  At some point Sunday evening, Obama and congressional leaders from both parties made some shady backroom deal to raise the debt ceiling in return for a shitload of spending cuts (approx. $2.5 trillion).  Supposedly the first $1 trillion will be cuts in discretionary spending, and will be spread out over 10 years.  The rest of the cuts will be determined by a bipartisan congressional committee, so who the hell knows when or if that will ever happen.  Of course there are no specifics on what will be cut because nobody actually has the balls to say anything publicly.  That might hurt their chances of getting re-elected, which obviously takes precedent over everything else.  These pricks would probably give up their children if it meant they had a better chance of winning an election.

And it’s funny how everyone is calling this a compromise.  Basically, the douchebag conservatives in the House got everything they wanted and more.  In return, they agreed to not destroy the global economy.  It’s a good thing Obama is not a used car salesman, because this fucking guy does not know how to negotiate.  He is the president of the United States, but I guess he feels guilty about using that to his advantage when making a deal.  After his first meeting with the Tea Party jerkoffs, he offered them everything they wanted right off the bat.  To this, they thoughtfully told him to go fuck himself.  Then they proceeded to go on every cable news TV show and rant about how the president is a fucking loser, a pussy and a lazy piece of shit who has never come up with a plan to do anything about the deficit.  After that, Obama got really pissed off and did what any other powerful leader would do – He called them back into his office and offered them even more shit.  Could you imagine what Vladimir Putin would do if Eric Cantor tried to punk him in the media?  He would probably execute the guy’s entire family.

I should mention that this deal is not final until both houses of Congress vote on it.  Obviously I am assuming the president would not go on TV and brag about it unless he knew he had the votes, but anything could happen.  This whole thing could just be a ruthless plot by House Republicans to embarrass the shit out of Obama.  They’re probably all ripping beers on the floor of Congress laughing their asses off right now.  I’m hearing that Republicans are pissed off that some of these cuts might come out of the Defense budget.  That will be reason enough for those assholes to vote ‘no.’  God help us if we can’t buy more missile launchers and tanks that we’ll never fucking use.  I’m sure there will be more to say on this subject later.