I have an idea to start a business in my town. My business is that I'm going to hire employees and their sole purpose is to spend money at other businesses. To fund this business, im going to go to other businesses and ask them to buy my bonds that i will issue. Then I will give the money to my employees to go spend on goods from the other stores. Now I will sell them on this idea, because I will tell them that with all the money my employees are going to spend at their stores, it will create even more jobs in the community and that our "local" economy is all in this together and if they dont do it, people in our local community will be unemployed and their store sales will go way down and it will just be an over all disaster for the "local" community. Hows that sound? Its modeled exactly the way the US government does business except instead of using the word "local economy" use the world "global economy". If it works for them, it should work for me, right? I mean if the other countries of the world buy that crap, then surely joe schmo american will buy it too.