We CAN have nice things. We can provide a well-paying job for anyone who wants one. Medicare-for-All. Child care. Tuition-free public college and excellent public schools. Modern infrastructure including high-speed rail from city to city. We CAN have nice things that make our lives better.
The US government issues its own currency. That means We the People can spend on what we want and need without worrying about “how to pay for it.” We just pay for it by issuing money. The government can’t go bankrupt.
Of course there are limits, but those limits are not the limits that come to mind from explanations of a “family budget” that is decided “around the kitchen table.”
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