Tuesday, August 2, 2011
When things go wrong....The Debt Crisis Quilt part 1
At some point in the crisis, I lost my way laying out this quilt. I sewed half of my blocks into rows on the diagonal at home on Friday night. After the Republicans passed John Boehner's bill that night, I put the rows away for more work on Saturday. Rising early, I sewed the rows together with a plan to fill in the other half of the blocks to create the layout in the picture. Legislators were still haggling in Washington and analysts were still prognosticating on TV. I learned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was working on a plan. Later, I heard that Senate Minority Leader McConnell refused to meet with Reid and went directly to the President to negotiate a plan. Mr. Reid prepared to introduce his bill in the Senate. Meanwhile, the House voted down his bill before it even reached the House. With all of this going on, I discovered too late that my plan for sewing the blocks into rows was flawed. I went for a walk.
To be continued....