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In case the problems of two great institutions the past few weeks slipped by unnoticed, i.e., our Pittsburgh Steelers and the U.S. government, the old and often forgotten Occam’s razor was put into play. Simply put, the best solution is often the simplest solution. Let me explain.

First, the almost insurmountable problems facing the hapless 2013 version of the Steelers were quickly resolved by the firing of their punter, Zoltan Mesko. This may seem frivolous at first, but anyone with half a brain would know two Zoltan figures in sports in one city is just one too many. Zoltan is now the sole property of the Pirates and the Zen of the city is restored. This is why they get the big bucks and people like you call the talk shows with ridiculous solutions.

Then there’s our government. Besides all the problems caused by the shutdown, the leaders were able to put aside their differences and address the financial problems of our great nation. To help with the reduction of the budget deficit, they went after the obvious, the cash cow providing food to the poor, the food stamp program — brilliant.

As that babe Marie once said when informed that there was a bread shortage in the poor community, “Let them eat cake.” Bravo, politicos.


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