So we are going to spend ourselves out of our fiscal mess?
My husband and I had the unfortunate need for bankruptcy quite a few years ago, we didn't have a whole lot to lose, but made some poor decisions that, after going through that, we will never make again. The couple that was ahead of us in bankruptcy court was newly married, barely out of their teens, and had many times the debt we had. In fact, they had done roughly the same thing our givernmet is doing. A month before court, they purchased a huge "work" truck, a 3000 square foot 4 bedroom 2 bath "office", and thousands of dollars worth of undisclosed "business materials". The judge ripped them a new one, denied the claim, and told them to come back when they were serious. I was terrified to be up next, frankly. Point is, you can't rescue a failing budget by spending more money, you can't save your grocery by giving away free cheese, it just doesn't work.