"We owe the money," Baldwin wrote. "We elected incompetent fools/rapacious petrogarchs to high office. We gave them a credit card.
"They maxed it out. They got several more and maxed those out, too. And we are the co-signers.
"Raise the debt ceiling, like every president has bitten the bullet and done. Raise taxes and take your medicine. You cared, innocently, about helping others. No shame in that. But simultaneously, you got married to a couple of idiots who blew all your money and left the whole family with nothing to show for it.
"Saddam's dead? Osama's dead? Is that gonna help you get a job? Pay your rent?"
Readers get it.
Baldwin, Buffett and Damon say their taxes are not high enough.
There is a simple way to remedy this. They can get out the checkbooks, write a dollar sign followed by a one, followed by as many zeroes as they wish.
Then they can mail their checks to:
Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Otherwise, they sound like a bunch of whiny hypocrites.