Tweedle-dee, Tweedle-dum, and Tweedle-none
But the key actors in this little farce remind me more of characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland than political leaders of vision and courage:
Strange all this Difference should beThe contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland we see playing out before us in the halls of power in Washington has added a third member to the Tweedle cast. Let me introduce the actors now performing their roles in our nation’s capital:
‘Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!
Tweedle-dee has set forward a “debt reduction plan” that will cut a grand total of $6 billion from our $1.7 trillion deficit next year. That’s less than one half of one percent of the annual deficit. There’s no debt reduction in this plan.
Tweedle-dum wants to increase taxes and refuses to cut spending in any meaningful way.
Tweedle-none has no plan other than to step up to a microphone and petulantly complain about Tweedle-dee’s plan.
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