In other countries, instead of being elated,
people are indignant and discombobulated
when Americans say they should devise a scheme
that would allow them to emulate the American dream.
The claim that theirs is the greatest country the world has ever known
is derided by others as being absurdly overblown.
So when witnessing the U.S. Congress’s fiscal cliff debacle
from the rest of the world could be hard a derisive cackle.
About the performance no word can be said that would be kind,
nothing positive comes to mind.
Was House Speaker John Boehner unaware
he was presiding over what others saw as an American nightmare?
If Congress refuses to agree on the remedial measures needed
and the pleadings of the President remain unheeded
it does not take a very smart brain
to realize the U.S. economy would go down the drain.
The Republicans want billionaires to be given a break
and the many millions on food stamps told they should eat cake.
To outsiders it is clear the explanation for the preposterous drama
is rooted in his opponents’ visceral hatred of Obama.