Debt is not a dirty word.
Well, maybe not anymore.
Federal Finance Minister Paul Martin's recent announcement of a $90 billion-plus surplus must leave some of the recent political opportunists with their head's spinning.
It seems for an eternity now, we've been talking about how the federal debt steals 30 cents of every tax dollar or about future generations being crippled. Indeed, if you let your family run up a $500 billion dollar debt, you'd be a bad person, wouldn't you?