Let Me Go Back to the Balanced Approach
by Circle or Line
I actually pity him. By the end of the second day he looked like a turtle, and that his head was descending into his neckline and just his eyes were going to be left sticking out, looking left and right, terrorized. Watching this is like seeing a fully grown adult get spanked. It’s unbearable, in fact.
And in the meantime, of course, is the central irony that everyone knows that no-one is going to pass this illegal budget. Just like no-one was willing to put their fingerprints on the last one. At least 97-0 is a truly bipartisan vote. Reasons to be cheerful, you see.
And do not think for one minute that this kabuki is new. The magic wand has been waved over our balance sheet since the start, by everyone.
Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
Remember us — if at all — not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.