In the good times, people always laugh at these worries and ridicule them as far-out paranoia. Then, just like a clock you can set your watch to, that's exactly what the government begins to do the instant they start to consider the possibility of total bankruptcy. Openly go into banks and steal the valuables the bank is "protecting" for you.
With the country collapsing around their ears, these halfwits argue about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. It's all empty hollow slogans and vacuous rubbish, almost as bad as the political campaign waged by Kodos and Kane the aliens on the episode of the Simpsons where they took over the bodies of Clinton and Dole.
"My 9-9-9 plan will save us all. It's called the 9-9-9 plan. I used to have the 2-2-2 plan until I realized my 9-9-9 plan was better. It's higher numbers. Everybody needs a plan but I reserve '9-9-9' for my plan. That leaves you eight other numbers and if you're desperate I give you permission to reuse my 2-2-2 plan numbers. Get your own plan and don't try to copy my 9-9-9 plan, especially by changing a number, say to the 9-5-9 plan."
"Yeah, well your 9-9-9 plan is 6-6-6 upside down and the devil is in the details." (Huzzah!! Huge round of applause and roaring from synchophants)
(Doors burst open and millions of mexicans wielding machetes pour into debate and cut them all into ribbons. The END.)