They have to talk about what money really is: Money is a barter-chit of convenience which represents a certain number of minutes or hours of your labor.
Well, you know, not really. There are two kinds of money that have little, if any, relationship to actual labor. The first is borrowed money of the sort that the government borrows. It is only notionally ever repaid, and what repayments do occur also have very little relationship to labor.
The second is naked money creation. This is money conjured out of thin air by agencies empowered to do so. Can you really claim that the trillions of new dollars created by such mechanisms as QE(x) and then sloshed into stocks where it swells “profits” on stocks held by mutual funds and such has anything to do with actual labor?
The United States government currently takes in two-thirds of its operating funds via the income tax (in theory, income is derived from labor at some point), but simply borrows the remaining third and adds it to the national debt, which never, ever shrinks – at least not in the past half century or so. No, the debt did not shrink at any point during BJ Clinton’s administration, budget “surpluses” to the contrary.
This is a great racket if you can keep it up. Unfortunately, as history teaches us over and over, you can’t keep it up. But as long as you can convince the yokels that money and labor are essentially the same thing, you can keep right on trying.