Steve Eaton: Is political back pain going to send this country off the fiscal cliff?

Published: Monday, Dec. 17 2012 3:30 p.m. MST

If both sides are afraid to budge or work for solutions for the good of the country because of the political pain it might cause them, maybe we should have them all wear arm casts, neck braces and sport bandaged heads. Every time they experienced political pain they would get a new cast or bandage.

Eventually it would look like a really bad mummy movie. It probably wouldn’t change anything, but it would make press conferences more entertaining. It may even prove quite frightening to other countries to see our leaders all bandaged up and staggering about like that.

I think I’m on to something.

I’m going to get up and march to our nation’s capital and find Mr. Smith, who already went to Washington, and tell him … Ouch! I can’t move. I’m stuck!

Someone get me a leg cast!

Steve Eaton lives and works in Logan, Utah. He can be reached at

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