'When are we going to understand that you don't solve a debt crisis with more debt?'

You think this would be obvious to everyone, but unfortunately, it's a foreign concept to many liberals.

And since it's hard to comprehend the long-term impacts of government debt, here's a look at what's happened to Greece's state hospitals as the government has run out of money.

Greece's rundown state hospitals are cutting off vital drugs, limiting non-urgent operations and rationing even basic medical materials for exhausted doctors as a combination of economic crisis and political stalemate strangle health funding. ...

"It's a matter of life and death for us," said Persefoni Mitta , head of the Cancer Patients' Association, recounting the dozens of calls she gets a day from Greeks needing pricey, hard-to-find cancer drugs.

"Why are they depriving us of life?" ...

A doctor at the university hospital in the northwestern Athens suburb of Chaidari cites a lack of basic examining room supplies in her own department, such as cotton wool, catheters, gloves and paper used to cover the examining table.

The shortage of paper, which is thrown out after each patient has used it, means corners have to be cut on hygiene.

"Sometimes we take a bed sheet instead and use it for several patients," said Kiki Kiale , a radiologist specializing in cancer screening. "It's tragic but there's no other solution."
If you think that can't happen in America, remember all the people in 2006 who thought the real estate bubble would never pop and how wrong they were.

One way or another everyone and every country has to pay its debts. It's much better to pay them off before the hospitals run out of drugs and have to start reusing bed sheets though.

(h/t to The Libertarian Popinjay)

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