Thanks to the Web, now you can put GOVERNMENT DEBT ON YOUR CREDIT CARD. A new Web site from the U.S. Treasury Department ( lets you purchase U.S. savings bonds online, paying for the bonds with your credit card. Cool, huh? But still, something strikes me as odd about putting the government’s debt on plastic… is this really a good idea?

Feds Get Into the Holiday Spirit
(Industry Standard, 2 Nov. 99)