Saturday, July 30, 2011

Urim and Thummim*


There once was a magic debt ceiling
That Congress debated with feeling;
     I find unappealing
     The wheeling and dealing,
But look on the votes as revealing.

The Democrat ‘No’ was united,
Which may seem to them as farsighted;
     But they’ll be indicted
     For having ignited
The crisis their vote has invited.

Republicans dealt with dissension,
And voted with some apprehension;
     They battled convention,
     And got our attention –
Then yielded a ceiling extension.

The Senate will take up the fighting
With speeches and sonorous writing;
     I hate to be biting,
     But find it exciting
They’ll need to put something in writing!

Other Debt and Deficit posts:
     Eight of Ten

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