“Kicking the Can” down the road

By Sammy J. Franklin

Louis R. Avallone, a conservative author, whose political opinion columns have been published regularly in The Forum News, Shreveport Times, and nearly 28 regional newspapers throughout Louisiana, recently submitted the following column. It pretty well explains how we got to where we are today with North Korea.

“Kicking the can down the road” is to put off confronting a difficult issue or making an important decision, typically on a continuing basis. Basically, it’s postponing the inevitable. It’s one of the reasons our elected officials won’t fix anything, and why they haven’t fixed Medicare or Social Security. Or tax reform and illegal immigration. Or education.

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