Debt. . F. If your house was '' would you raise the ceiling or pump out the water?. I hate this post because economics, and government debt in particular, is really complicated. Simple metaphors like this don't help people understand whats wron
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F. If your house was ''
would you raise the ceiling
or pump out the water?
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Submitted: 02/23/2014
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#7 - bobfreakingdole (02/24/2014) [+] (18 replies)
I hate this post because economics, and government debt in particular, is really ******* complicated. Simple metaphors like this don't help people understand whats wrong, so people start proposing retarded ass solutions like its pure brilliance
#3 - airquakes (02/23/2014) [-]
I dont know..a ground level swimming pool is pretty hardcore.
User avatar #24 - sonsofsol (02/24/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Because money works like water guys.
User avatar #12 - Lambda (02/24/2014) [-]
I'd invest in a canoe and carry on as usual.
#40 - powerfapping ONLINE (02/24/2014) [-]
Let me handle this like I handle most political posts:

1. Realize that I, OP, the comments, and most people viewing the content have no real grasp on such an issue.

2. Try not to scroll down too far.

3. Go make my own opinions, with blackjack, and hookers.
User avatar #17 - drunkasaurus (02/24/2014) [-]
well. If the solution to debt was to just get rid of the debt then I'm pretty ******* sure that's what they would have done. They're not just defaulting on loans and raising the debt ceiling for funsies
User avatar #44 - wthree ONLINE (02/24/2014) [-]
If your country was in debt.

Would you try and tackle the problem with economics, or try to simplify it using an unrelated analogy?
User avatar #23 - jewsburninindaoven (02/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
But the water is completely theoretical. You see, other countries have iou's. We have a better military. So how the **** do they think they're gonna cash them in?
User avatar #27 to #23 - pebar ONLINE (02/24/2014) [-]
Like 80% of America's debt is owed to its own people
#19 - ilikecawk (02/24/2014) [-]
Really FJ... I get enough of this 						****					 on Facebook. At least only one person so far has said something stupid and it was a 						********					. At least there was no "OMG Obamas should totally like cut his paycheck to pay for it all xDDDDDD"
Really FJ... I get enough of this **** on Facebook. At least only one person so far has said something stupid and it was a ******** . At least there was no "OMG Obamas should totally like cut his paycheck to pay for it all xDDDDDD"
#51 - eullownu ONLINE (02/25/2014) [-]
Well if this metaphor could be accurate wouldn't all the water have ruined the house anyways?
#50 - murphypop (02/24/2014) [-]
Economic action can take months to affect the national debt. If you don't start by raising the debt ceiling, the country defaults before any austerity measures come into play, ruining America's economy and our status as a superpower.
User avatar #49 - nought (02/24/2014) [-]
Because if you don't raise the ceiling, you'll drown before you're able to pump out the water.
#32 - anonymous (02/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
We are all aware that fix the debt is the creation of a small number of billionaires who want to cut the top marginal tax rate and eliminate social security & medicare, no? And that's why they create these bizarre and facile analogies, so people don't understand what they're actually trying to do? It's a propaganda organization targeting the young and ignorant with ludicrous scaremongering and lies. I mean, honestly, if you find yourself nodding along to Fix the Debt propaganda you really need edjumacate yourself about government finances.
User avatar #31 - reginleif (02/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
OP nobody here is pro massive amounts of debt, the trick isn't whether to lower debt but how to lower it.

Even amongst the most fierce Tea Party advocates there is an apprehension when it comes to cutting the millitary, the worst offender in the debt.

Maybe instead of cutting we can trim? Nope, because people in their districts work building tanks the Army doesn't need anymore. The "fiscal conservative" all of a sudden doesn't want to cut THAT.

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And you KNOW how the Democrats feel about any further cuts to social services. :/

Point is, finding places to cut is real ******* hard.
#29 - Hightower (02/24/2014) [-]
This just shows a total lack of understanding of how the economy works.
User avatar #13 - stenchschleifs (02/24/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Or, america could invest in repaying their debt, instead of trying to claim land in irak the will never get.
#6 - anonymous (02/24/2014) [-]
the economy is a house thats flooded, omg your so deep I cant see you cause your drowning in knowledge/debt.
#5 - anonymous (02/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
The roof is not my son... But I will raise it
User avatar #4 - orkoapprentice (02/24/2014) [-]
OP is Kind of forgetting there that pumping out the water won't do **** if the house is in a flood zone. In other words, there's another world outside this metaphorical house.
#1 - commandershit (02/23/2014) [-]
Raise the ceiling and have a swimming pool in your basement , duh
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