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During the Summer 2011 debt ceiling debate, President Obama told Congress that it was time to “eat our peas.” The ensuing deal, however, simply “kicked the can down the road,” and put off any hard fiscal choices until after the 2012 election.

I thought of Robert Frost’s famous poem, The Road Not Taken— which inspired the following comment.President Obama kicking can representing federal debt down the road in hopes of winning reelection rather than try to enact entitlement reform with Robert Frost poem in background

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