If you are old enough, you may recall this humorous commentary on Americana, buried somewhere in that ancient haze ...
Wimpy Hamburger Scene -- (Popeye Cartoon)
Wimpy to Order-taker:
"I'll have a hamburger, for which I'll gladly pay you Tuesday."
Big Oil to America:
"We'll have even MORE Subsidies please, for which we'll gladly keep your price of gas extremely Low. (On every Tuesday -- that's a Leap Day.)"
Corporate Persons to the average Citizens:
"We'll have even MORE Tax Credits and Sub-zero Tax Rate Loopholes, for which we'll gladly keep your Jobs from going Overseas."
Climate Change Deniers to Environmentally concerned Citizens:
"We'll have even MORE Fossil Fuel dependence, for which your future generations will ultimately pay the tab."
Wall Street Bankers to Home Owners:
"We'll have your Mortgages as our personal gambling chips, for which you will gladly pay to get us out of hock."
GW Bush to a country in shock after 9-11:
"I'll have a War or two or three, for which you'll gladly pay for next Tuesday -- and EVERY Tuesday to follow. (And you'll like it too, this new unending era of 'Democracy on the March.') "
Here's a bit more of that uniquely American Motif, called "Pay you Next Tuesday" -- that somehow got ingrained in National Psychology, as some sort of legitimate course of action:
Wimpy The Moocher -- Popeye 60's Series E13S3
One more parting Tuesday slogan for modern-day American citizens to ponder ...
Republican Austerity Hawks to the Unemployed of America:
"We'll gladly say we are for Job-Jobs-Jobs, but we won't do a damn thing about it, until some Tuesday afternoon -- in the year 2020."
One Question remains: "WHEN is it ever Next Tuesday, in America?"