Blind Men And The Elephant - The Story Of A Stimulus Package

by golbguru on February 8, 2009

O how they cling and wrangle, some who claim
For preacher and monk the honored name!
For, quarreling, each to his view they cling.
Such folk see only one side of a thing.
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So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!
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I don’t think there is a better way to describe the Democratic vs Republican wrangling on the economic stimulus plan.

Although, I am unable to make up my mind as to whether the leaders of this country are simply blind or have monochromatic vision compounded by exceedingly narrow minds.

Anyways,

In the end the Elephant will fall,
But on the way it will crush us all!

(Pardon the little rhyme and pun there)

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{ 3 comments }

1 the weakonomist 02.09.09 at 12:57 pm

It’s stubborness. The ones holding out are waiting to get some piece of legislation in that they want, or are simply holding out so that if it failes they can say “I opposed it from the beginning”. Neither of these strategies helps us.

I’m on the fence about how much I support this bill or hate it, but there is no doubting that I’m hating this session of Congress.

2 che goovara 02.10.09 at 8:47 pm

Yeah, socialism has done wonders everywhere else it’s been tried.

/sarc

3 Associate Money 02.13.09 at 4:53 pm

I am not in favor or against this package per se.. but I am just angry that the Republicans are now standing on the high podium and fighting this bill “for the American people.”

George Bush brought the country to the brink of economic disaster and they did nothing. Now, Obama is trying to get the house in order and they want to set up obstacles and protectionist measures.

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