Author's Short Story Addresses Argument that 'In A Nation of Children, Santa Claus Wins'

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Bard and Book author Anthony Horvath's recently released short story, "Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults" puts in story form the characterization of yesterday's election as 'children voting for Santa Claus.'

Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults

Unlike Santa Claus with his many elves, we can't continue to print money out of thin air without there being a consequence.

Bard and Book author Anthony Horvath is known for tackling tough issues in his essays and books but every now and then he finds that he can express himself best through a short story.

In light of yesterday's election and the characterization by a major conservative radio personality of that election as reflecting a nation of children voting for Santa Claus, Horvath's recently released short story "Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults" will have new significance.

In the story, children raid the halls of power, demanding and receiving goody after goody, without any concern or consideration that someone, somewhere, will have to pay for those goodies.

Horvath says, "The problem, as the children discover, is that eventually there isn't any money to pay for those goodies. Unlike Santa Claus with his many elves, we can't continue to print money out of thin air without there being a consequence. With the approaching 'fiscal cliff', one would have hoped that American citizens would have taken seriously what is on the verge of happening and aware of how we got here in the first place. You can't say we got here because taxes aren't high enough on rich people. The debt is now so high that taking 100% of every dollar of every American won't pay for the debt. We got here by running up the credit card, and the payment is about to come do."

"Bubblegum and Suckers" is available on Kindle or can be read for free for a limited time through a coupon issued by the publisher. The coupon, RT84Y, can be used to redeem the story for free on Smashwords.

Anthony Horvath is a member of the Bard and Book author community. Bard and Book releases short stories and novels on a regular basis that are available for free to members.

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