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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:35

Rhyming a solution to our political woes

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To the Editor:

As our government officials keep putting off a long-term solution to the debt ceiling problem, perhaps these limericks by Michael Silverstein will provide some guidance:

Solution 1: Keep on letting things slide. “A country much burdened by debt / its policies not firmly set / its people debated / each other berated / then opted to do nothing yet.”

Solution 2: Resolve it on the backs of the poor: “With everyone deploring / huge debt they’re long ignoring / some folks are a’buying / a plan by Rep. Ryan / that solves the whole thing with poor goring.”

Solution 3: Try balanced common sense (which is pretty uncommon up there in Washington): “Approaching the debt ceiling wall / there came a sane, sensible call / much spending we axe / but the rich also tax / sacrifice is then shared by us all.”

Doug Wingeier

Waynesville

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