After long, tedious hours into the wee hours of the morning, we have struck a deal. We will raise the debt ceiling on our Macy’s credit card. I will put off the purchase of a new John Deere lawn mower for six months. A committee of three—myself, my wife, and my son—will be set up and will investigate further reductions, including the reduction of my son’s allowance. If, by the end of December, there is no agreement, then we will take drastic actions and automatically get rid of all future clothing purchases and lawn machinery and allowances. This harsh action is designed to force my wife, son and I to make hard financial decisions today. In addition, for extra incentive to “get this deal done,” it was agreed that if we cannot come together on mutually agreed fiscal trimming, my wife will return a new Ann Taylor dress, my son will return at least one of his X-Box games, and I will have to give up my birthday forever. I’m not sure who won this debate… But, we do have a deal.
It’s getting “the deal done” that is the goal. Right…? Right?
- The True Believer’s Declaration of Independence (michaelmilton.org)
- Fox News Report on Debt Ceiling Crisis and “Deal” (foxnews.com)
- A Living Sacrifice (thirdmill.org)
- I Remember Mama (michaelmilton.org)
- Obama announces budget deal (politico.com)