Tag Archives: debt ceiling

Crashing against the Debt Ceiling

If the GOP Congress members don’t soon come to their senses, we will have a debt ceiling crisis. For a visual image, picture a giant Alice in the White Rabbit’s small house.

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Shutdown and Debt Crisis Doggerel

A witty bit of doggerel captures the twists and turns of the debt ceiling and government shutdown conflict.

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Kid Fight in Congress

At times, Congress looks like two kids squabbling in “Tom Sawyer”–only in this case, the stakes are much higher and one side refuses to act like an adult.

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Right Wing, Incompetent Hostage Takers?

The GOP holding the debt ceiling hostage could end just as badly as the kidnapping plot in “Ransom of Red Chief.”

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Vote for My Budget or I’ll Shoot Myself

Threats by Congressional Republicans to vote against raising the debt ceiling limit—which would result in the United States defaulting on what it owes–reminds me of the scene in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles where the black sheriff (Cleavon Little) threatens to shoot himself.

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