Comment: Yes, States are indebted to creditors.

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Yes, States are indebted to creditors.

Creditors who demand a return on investment.

I think a one 'beep' would leave people free to insert their own expletive.

Plus, it would be PG-13, if it wasn't for all the state's violence, vandalism and looting.

Free includes debt-free!