Bond Mania

| Thu Dec. 17, 2009 1:07 PM EST

I have an idea.  Instead of complaining about all this "war bond" nonsense, why don't we jump on the bandwagon?  It could be great!  We could sell "healthcare bonds" to pay for premium subsidies.  We could sell "unemployment bonds" to pay for unemployment insurance.  We could sell "carbon bonds" to pay for cap-and-trade.  The possibilities are endless.  And since financing things via bonds apparently makes them free, the entire liberal dream could be paid for totally painlessly.  Who's with me?