Sigh. Not for the first time, maybe you should read what you're responding to properly before doing so. Seriously. It would be much more productive. I referenced one article, which contained a reference to another (ergo at two removes from my post) that you don't like and that's what you focus on rather than what I actually explicitly posted myself in plain English? Come on. This seems to be the most relevant section of your post, yet in your haste to get to the snark you ignore the central part of what I was saying and don't even challenge it. The rest is irrelevant otherwise. Get this. The US government does not need to, nor does it in reality, collect money before it spends it. Either by taxes or by borrowing. Do you disagree with this?