Posts Tagged ‘debt crisis’

The Cliff, oh the cliff!

November 17, 2012

This winter situation is covered with frost,

and summer’s plenty is all but lost.

Our nation’s budget’s been tempest-tossed,

with funds and revenues far beneath our cost.

 

Just how we got here, my mind is miffed,

while our budget-crunchers stretch and sift.

Many years now, our spenders squander; our deficits drift

with a fiscal load too heavy to lift.

 

Whether we plunge or lunge, Congress has a tiff,

because revenues are lethargic and taxes are stiff.

If we cut out this or don’t collect that, and now, what’s more–what if?;

You see our fiscal sense, long ago, hath plunged over this cliff.

 

Just how far we fall

is impossible to call.

Winter and spring will squall, and summer will stall;

we’ll find ourselves at another cliff next fall.

 

What else is new? You question me. I’ll ask you.

You say it’s false and I say it’s true:

our debts are too many; our funds are too few.

Who knew? ¬† But I’m not to blame. Surely it’s you!

Glass Chimera 

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