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  •  social security and Medicare recipients (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, nextstep, VClib

    aren't creditors.  as a legal matter, we don't have to pay them.  ditto for payments on executory contracts.  ie, there are a lot of payments we could not make without running afoul of the obligation to pay on our obligations.

    •  Living in a first world country is so over rated (0+ / 0-)

      A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

      by No Exit on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:05:41 PM PST

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