by Furman Peltz for CPW News Service
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation has launched a 2016 advertising campaign to raise citizen awareness of the $18 trillion dollar national debt by asking Presidential candidates to present their plan for debt reduction.
"I have to look at this problem logically," said Feldon P. Worthberger of the citizen's group Pay Off You Damn Debts in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
"Look," said Worthberger, "my house is 2000 square feet and I paid about $100 per square foot or about $200,000 for it. My mortgage costs me about $1000 a month. If I had an $18 trillion dollar house note I'd be living in a house of ah.....ah.....well, this mortgage calculator doesn't go up that high, but it would be one hell of a big house with a bucket load of bathrooms! Do we need a house that big? That's why POYDD recommends that all Americans join in a self-less act like that which JFK asked us to consider when he said "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Reflecting on the fact that in 1979 President Jimmy Carter had recommended an austerity program for all Americans to address the 70's energy crisis that most Americans felt was a manipulated oil cartel price-fixing tax on defenseless Americans, Worthberger was asked "This approach didn't work with Jimmy Carter who many feel was a good man, but a weak President. How will your plan work for the nation without hurting American families?"
"It's a fine question," said Worthberger. "Our plan is for all Americans to sell their homes and to put two-thirds of the proceeds from equity into a 'national debt payment fund' and to move, for at least a year or so, maybe a decade, into an energy efficient decreasing density structure."
"What is a 'energy efficient decreasing density structure?" Worthberger was asked.
"A tee-pee," he said. "The other alternative is for the technology sector to invent a time machine that takes us back to 1999 when Bill Clinton failed to veto the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act opening the chicken coop door to Alan Greenspan's stinky Put-pooting and smoke blowing up the anus of the wolves of Wall Street and George W. Bush's eight year period of bamboozling that brought us Enron and yellow cake, or back further, still, to about 1977. In 1977 or so Jimmy Carter could have and should have nationalized the energy sector like other Presidents had done with steel and railroads or at least regulated the price of fuel among those megalomaniacs like the Rockefeller executives at Exxon/Mobil, or Halliburton and Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling at Enron who tanked California's utility market by promising that deregulation would be good for consumers. Jeffrey Skilling of Enron will be eligible for parole in 2017, but Ken Lay is not available as Trump's Energy Secretary as GWB had wished in 2000, having died in prison. Carter should have let the Saudi bastards whose 15 hijackers were among the 19 bimbos on 911 that would attack the World Trade Center suck air and letting their oil bobble in the tankers at anchor until the price came down. Had we done that then, we'd have solved the 911 disaster and without having to invade Iraq to go after those damn Al Qaeda sons-of-bitches who weren't in Iraq anyway and whose top leaders' family was given a get-out-of-jail-free-card when the FBI let them fly out of the USA on September 12th, 2001," said Worthberger adding...."Did the FBI drop the ball on this nut cake in Orlando? No. Absolutely not. You have to have a ball to drop it and the FBI has no balls."