Poem -Trickle down, trickle up, trickle this…

(An angry mermaid can’t take a break!)

 

A vote is taking place in congress today to try and END  Bush Tax cuts to anyone earning over 1 million. ( Most republicans are against this bill, they want to extend tax cuts to the top of our economic scale  )

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They say,

They say…

it will trickle down

over the scorched ground

over 100 million yet-

they still need a break

so say the re-economic -boob-icans, (or if you prefer re-fat-cat-icans)

we watched this before

and all took a snore,

and the house of cards fell

on Aunt Nell-

the cloud of money they want to shower

at the top high above  us

is for the true ELITE-

anyone with over 100 million,

the cash they get from “uncle ” GOP

will top their x-mas tree

never will one red cent

ever put a dent

in the ever blooming

republican deficit.

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FACT: President Bush came in with a Clinton surplus

and left with a trillion-dollar Bush deficit.

 

Image Courtesy of Google

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FROM www.cnn.com      Today

 

The Senate voted 53 to 36 to end debate on whether to extend tax cuts.

The Senate voted 53 to 36 to end debate on whether to extend tax cuts.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A second procedural tax vote is expected later Saturday morning
  • Democrats knew beforehand that they were unlikely to succeed
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    Washington (CNN) — A Senate vote to end debate on a Democratic measure to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts for families making under $250,000 failed on Saturday, preventing the measure from moving forward. —

    Despite the realization that neither would get the 60 votes to succeed, many Democrats said before the vote they wanted to get on-the-record in support of extending the lower rates to lower earners. They also want to contrast their ideas with Republican proposals to extend all tax cuts, even those for people who are very wealthy.

    “I think we want to lay it out there,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said on Friday. “Who’s for which approach on this? That’s why we’re doing it.”

    “There are no signs that millionaires are suffering in this economy. It’s everybody below that,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. “You have to stand up for what you believe and you have to vote on what you believe.”

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    9 Comments

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    9 responses to “Poem -Trickle down, trickle up, trickle this…

    1. if this is all true- where’s the cash? lovely poem.. mine’s here- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/head/

    2. Hi, in their bank accounts accruing interest! 70 percent of all jobs statistically are created by middle and not so middle income citizens… Your “head” poem made me ponder loved it.

    3. Jingle

      love your message here,
      bravo.
      well done!
      keep writing!

      A+

    4. Fifty-two percent of people questioned in a Newsweek poll conducted in late August said that tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans should expire with 38 percent saying they should be extended. A CBS News survey conducted in mid August indicates that 56 percent of the public says the tax cuts for families making over 250 000 should be rolled back with 36 percent saying they should be made permanent.

    5. The question is how to inform enough of the public so they respond by taking action ie contact congress? Thanks for stopping by!

    6. I love the sentiment of ‘Trickle This.” I gave up on watching or reading the news. It just makes me angry.

    7. I gave up watching news also! but still read the ny times because I can turn the page when too depressing! Happy X-mas!

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