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  • Maternitus

    Just a question: with debts like that, how can that be sustainable? In this everchanging world and radical shifting of geopolitics and powers, there'll be a day that lenders come knocking on the door for their money. That'll be pretty much the end of the USA and for a long time also, because, it's hardly possible to repay that kind of debt. Hmmm, well, mr Trump, keep on stirring the geopolitical bouillabaisse for optimal effect.

    • AdelleChattre

      Eighteen trillion here, sixteen trillion there... Pretty soon you start talking about real money.

      • Maternitus

        You have very good point there, because it sounds and reads like "nothing too much".

        • AdelleChattre

          Exactly. Work the idea into your sentences until semantic satiation drains it of all conceivable meaning. For instance, β€œThe planned-for, service-lifetime cost over fifty years of the star-crossed F-35 is expected to be $1.8 trillion dollars, before any potential cost over-runs.” See? The money just spends itself after a while like water finding the fastest route to the sea. Try it yourself: "The F-35 requires one-hundred hours of service for every hour of flight time," or "The F-35 is so expensive to operate that we can't afford to train what pilots we can afford to keep, on actual aircraft any more." Nothing to it.

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