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Petition To Change Name Of Treasury Dept To The Debtery Dept

Anglo-Saxon English is an amalgamation of various languages.

Debere - Latin - To owe - deh beh' reh
Treasury - Old French tresorie - Place where treasure is kept

Other possible names: Debtury, Debtuary, Debutante In Distress Department.

Was just thinking about how the U.S. went from being the world's #1 creditor nation to the world's #1 debtor nation, and how ironic it is that a 'treasury' department could be so much as a buck twenty-five, let alone $16 trillion, in debt. What do they keep in there, copies of IOUs? In the vault!?! I'd of burned them months ago!

So a petition to the white house petition page would be a great way to spread news of the ironic nature of this precarious predicament and what it portends. But how shall it be written?

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"You haven't heard of the

"You haven't heard of the Bureau of the Public Debt before? We're a small agency within the Department of the Treasury. Our customers are your neighbors, co-workers, and most likely you, too. You're our customer if you've ever bought any type of Treasury security for yourself or, as millions have done in the case of savings bonds, as a gift for someone else.

Our job is to borrow the money needed to operate the federal government and to account for the resulting debt. In a nutshell, we borrow by selling Treasury bills, notes, and bonds, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds; we pay interest to investors; and, when the time comes to pay back the loans, we redeem investors' securities. Every time we borrow or pay back money, it affects the outstanding debt of the United States."

Source: http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/

If you haven't heard about this "small agency" don't worry they don't do much except borrowing the money needed to operate the federal government ...

additional petition

Start another petition to change the Department of Defense back to its original name.

The War Department

How about the Peace Department?

War is Peace, after all...

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Peace has 5 letters in it and War only has 3.

In these economic times it is more cost effective to limit the waste of ink and toner to write "War Department".

Depends on what you call it.

Maybe a better name would be The Infinite Fatherland Glory Department...

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