The Ottumwa Courier

May 7, 2013

One giant mud hole to China


Ottumwa Courier

---- — Once upon a time, long, long ago, the neighbor kids and I used to like to dig in the ditch after a nice rain and make mud pies. We’d squat beside our hole in the ground with our long-handled spoons and take turns digging and filling our muffin pans with fresh mud. One day mom came out, peered in the hole we’d dug and said “If you kids keep diggin, you’re gonna end up in China!”

Folks, this is just exactly what our elected leaders have done to all of us. Politicians have dug a hole so deep that we ended up in China! And those Washington politicians just keep diggin' deeper by increasing the debt limit and printing more and more money on worthless paper. It won’t be long now until WE are Syria and OUR government starts confiscating our hard-earned savings to pay for this hole we’re in. It reminds me of mud pies.

Jane Hodoly

Ottumwa