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Laws and Rules for Wile Coyote, Congress and US Economy

JMWinPR Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:43 AM
Mr Payne: It seems your only connection with the "journo-list" Les Payne is Payne. Another great column, thank you

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...