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Laws and Rules for Wile Coyote, Congress and US Economy

Ed52 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 3:01 PM
1. Re the second paragraph - Politicians have a knee-jerk reaction based on a superfical knowledge of the situation. Therefore, they invariably attempt (and fail) to solve symptoms instead of problems. 2. The Wille E. Coyote comparison is apt. Congress Critters seldom have to face reality other than those factors involved in getting re-elected. They would not realize the list of laws at >> remarque.org/~doug/cartoon-physics.html << are not valid in the part of the physical universe in which most, if not all, of us live.

Washington passed a fiscal cliff deal that honors the most famous cliff diver in history - Wile E. Coyote. Just as Mr. Coyote obtained complex and ludicrous devised plans from a mail-order company Congress cobbled together yet another bill that pretends to have answers but leaves lots of questions and more frustration.

Just as the template for the Road Runner cartoon saw contraptions used by Wile E. Coyote "invariably fail in improbable and spectacular ways" each issue that gets resolved in Washington these days is doomed to failure. Part of the reason failure is inevitable is because core problems are...