Ahhh . . . the iconic board game, Monopoly®, certainly had a lot to teach, and seems to be relevant today.
At an early age I understood the importance of owning the railroads, ala Andrew Carnegie, and strived to include mid-level real estate purchases as I positioned my holdings around the board.
Among its many lessons, the game also taught players the importance of strategizing; while Chance and Community Chest both included two “Go to Jail” and two “Get Out of Jail Free” cards.
While we find ourselves in the middle of an IRS targeting probe and missing emails – another questionable government debacle in the growing number of questionable government debacles – their go-to honchos are anything but. Lois Lerner’s infamous taking the Fifth, while others provide non-answers, rambling answers, luke-warm answers, confused answers, Bush did it answers, lack of funding answers, finger-pointing answers, partisan answers and bi-partisan answers as they make their way around the board of the oversight committee.
IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, et al, have been strategizing and rounding the board – but someone should tell them Congress is not playing a game. Have the stonewallers run out of Chances? Will Congress play their card, “Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail.”?
As life unfolded, I also learned that somewhere in the world you will find your twin. “Someone that looks so similar to you that the striking resemblance causes people to do a double-take.” Please read, I’m Confused: Who’s the Puppet?, posted September 20, 2013.
So, what does the IRS and having a twin in the world have in common with Monopoly, you might ask . . . you tell me.