The Sky is the limit. The limit is the sky.

Does anyone else find the latest talk about the U.S. debt ceiling having a “constitutional option” as far as being simply ignored a bit odd?  To hear them tell it, the ceiling existed as an actual ceiling, rather than a retractable covering of some sort….an umbrella!  It’s a cover, but it’s clearly mobile, as every time things get close, it’s moved up some more, maybe a telescoping umbrella.

Since no limit is actually enforced, the “limit” itself is meaningless.  The real problem, going by the umbrella description, is when the umbrella is high up enough, it stops being much use as a rain shield, and becomes excellent as a lightning rod.

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About b-psycho

Left-libertarian blogger & occasional musician.
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3 Responses to The Sky is the limit. The limit is the sky.

  1. Todd S. says:

    Nice analogy. The first thing I thought of when I read the title was “Why? PWEI”.

  2. B Psycho says:

    Pop Will Eat Itself…man, whoever came up with that as the group name really hit a nerve if I still remember them, considering at the time I only heard that kind of stuff third hand from my brother’s friends.

    Another thing I notice passed around about the debt is that the first people threatened to be screwed by the government should it not resume moving are always retirees and employees. Their priorities are rather clear.

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