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Only Jeremy Lin can reduce the national debt

Cleaning up our massive national debt is a problem that vexes both politicians and economists.  What mixture of tax increases, spending cuts, and GDP growth can dig us out of the hole?

As it turns out, there is a much easier way to reduce the national debt: beat Barack Obama at shooting hoops.  

Working in concert with top market analysts and computer programmers from around the world, Human Events has devised an extremely complex computer model of how this would work.  It can be accessed by going to our Facebook page and clicking the “Obama Basketball” link on the left-hand side.

Boiled down to its essentials, this advanced macro-economic theory involves reducing the national debt by $1 trillion every time you score a basket on Obama.  The debt goes up by a trillion dollars every time he scores a basket.  I think we can all agree this is a fairly realistic simulation of how easy it is for President Obama to rack up another trillion dollars in deficit spending.

As for the simulated difficulty of reducing the debt, well… do you really think there’s anything Jeremy Lin can’t do?

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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