"I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, and now I owe two million dollars."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today", 1873
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Two million in debt is difficult to acheive...and you're now worth "two million" to the banks. Funny old system isn't it? LOL
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    (-; I like it, alot ;-) I wasn't worth a cent two years ago, it is impossible for me to create a private enterprise because I have so many partners that have done so much already so now, I'll just have to content myself with owing trillions and trillions. Hey, a trillion here and a trillion there, pretty soon we're talking real money.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Publius_Hamilton, Tulsa      
    What's the difference between a billionaire in Switzerland and a billionaire in the US? A Swiss billionaire actually has a billion dollars while a US billionaire merely owes a billion dollars. The sad economic fact is that all Americans OWE every single dollar they have and hundreds of thousands more -- we are being crushed under a mountain of debt that Congress has 'voted' to load upon us. There's your democracy for you...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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