Everyday is Black Friday for Washington
Imagine if you had a limitless credit card you never had to repay on Black Friday.
Now consider something a bit different: Imagine if, to keep your job, you had to compete for votes with someone who was willing to use that magic credit card to buy votes, build monuments, and otherwise do whatever it takes to get elected.
How long would it be before you trampled over future generations in headlong pursuit of buying whatever shiny bauble kept you ahead of candidate Jones?
If you might succumb to that temptation, why would Washington politicians be any different?
Without a federal Balanced Budget Amendment, every day is Black Friday for Washington... until the stampede tramples everyone left standing.