I am happy to announce I have found a simple, easy and painless solution to our national debt problem. Easily the largest economic problem we face is officially over. Everybody can relax, the US and by extension the world economy will be saved and, frankly, we can look forward to very bright economic futures across the globe. And it will be women who lead the way into this glorious future no less!
I happened upon this solution walking through the mall and realized that nearly all of the stores are for women. I fused this observation with the fact women spend the majority of their money on things that are
just not needed.
So instead of blowing their money on Jimmy Choo shoes, hand bags, flirtinis and the cornucopia of other worthless trinkets they like to stockpile in their unnecessarily large apartments, we force them instead to cut checks to Uncle Sam that would immediately go to debt reduction.
Looking at consumer spending data from the BEA I estimate that women waste around $3.2 trillion annually (estimates will of course vary). Dividing the current $17 trillion in debt by this means we could have the national debt paid off in a mere five years. But better yet, it's without any genuine suffering or real decrease in standards of living.
Naturally there will be some resistance to this brilliant economic plan. However, since women disproportionately vote for democrats and to "help others," I'm sure they'll find it within their charitable nature to "do the right thing" and help save America's future for the children.
What's funny is this REALLY would work. And it really would be painless. Sadly, that frivolous spending is just too addicting and women place more value on competing against other women than the country's finances.
Oh well, Enjoy the decline!