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Eh, is that obvious? In some sense I don't pay for a burger with money from my job. I use my credit card to pay for burgers. So it's like I just print the money I need. Of course none of that is true. The fed could in theory print all the money it wants just like I could I theory borrow all the money I want. Both of us realize that there's a limit to how far that can take us.

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