Posts Tagged ‘congress’

Haiku, A Congress Of Dunces

January 22, 2018

“Flu and opioid – epidemics rage; Congress – shuts down CDC”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2018/01/21/this-years-flu-is-nasty-and-getting-worse-and-now-weve-shut-down-the-cdc/#4b3299bb1144

Please Share With Members Of Congress

November 27, 2017

#UpTheAssOfTheMiddleClass

(Haiku on Trump, Congress & GOP Tax Cuts)

 

“Our grandchildren can’t

Afford to repay one point

Five trillion dollars”

 

“Tax cuts won’t produce

Jobs and income; they’ll produce

Pain and suffering”

 

“GOP men just

Need to prove that they have the

Biggest deficits”

 

“GOP tax cuts

Hurt the poor, help the rich, blow

Holes in the budget”

 

“Taxes are like a

Country’s wrists; if she cuts them

She will bleed to death”

 

“Dear Lord, please give three

Republican Senators

Eyes to see the light”

 

“Disembowelment by

Tax cuts has the same result

As hara-kiri”

 

“Republicans want

To exterminate taxes;

Daleks run amok”

 

“There’s no Science in

Political; money and

Lies make shit happen”

 

“Tax cuts will strap the

Deficit machine across

Our grandkids’ shoulders”

 

“For the poor, first year

Tax cuts will later become

Painful increases”

 

“Congress craves tax cuts

For the rich as if they were

Oreo cookies”

 

“Repeating a lie

Over and over doesn’t

Change it into truth”

 

“There’s nothing surer

Than the rich get richer and

The poor get poorer”

 

“Your Medicare and

Social Security: the

Real tax cut targets”

 

“Cutting taxes won’t

Fix Social Security

But raising them will”

 

“Republican tax

Cuts are riddled with human

Parasitic worms”

 

“Tax cut deficits

Get charged to the credit cards

Of your grandchildren”

 

“Tax reform: you pay

More; corporations and the

Rich pay much, much less”

 

“Congress doesn’t heed

The call; stands in the doorway

And blocks up the hall”

 

“Grad students are poor

Taxing free tuition will

Just make them poorer”

 

“GOP tax plan

Will kill off PhD’s and

Dumb down the workforce”

 

“Graduate School is

Hard; Republicans will make

It impossible”

 

“GOP will screw

You for having kids, getting

Degrees, buying homes”

 

“Republican tax

Cuts take a flamethrower to

Our children’s future”

 

“Paradise Papers

Reveal that the one percent

Doesn’t need tax cuts”

 

“GOP wants to

Cut taxes and your children’s

Wrists at the same time”

 

“GOP panders

To the one percent; wants to

Screw the middle class”

 

“Real GOP tax

Plan: starve the government, force

Entitlement cuts”

 

“GOP tax cuts

Meanest and cruelest to the

Most vulnerable”

 

“The only sure way

To get rich is to marry

A one percent girl”

 

“Congress behaves like

A harem of concubines

For the one percent”

 

“With Trump at the helm

The biggest threat to world peace

Is Amerika”

 

“Congress is a bunch

Of puppets whose strings are pulled

By wealthy donors”

 

“With Trump driving and

Tweeting, our bus feels more like

A runaway hearse”

 

“The American

Experiment of checks and

Balances has failed”

 

“When politicians

Refuse to follow the rules

The system breaks down”

 

“Very few countries

Have copied America’s

Form of government”

 

“With FDR and

Lincoln, America lucked

Out; with Trump, not so”

 

“The Founders didn’t

Foresee Congress as puppets

To wealthy donors”

 

“If you own a home,

If you get sick, if you have

Student loans, you lose”

 

“Corporate tax cuts

Won’t go to workers; they will

Go to shareholders”

 

“GOP tax bill

Same old whore in a new dress

Tax cuts for the rich”

 

 

“The fuzzy math of

The Republican tax bill

Means you’re getting screwed”

 

“Americans need

401k’s and state and

Local deductions”

 

“You’re smokin’ your socks

If you think corporate tax

Cuts will raise wages”

 

“When enough people

Understand the truth Congress

Will have to vote no”

 

“Republicans have

A Gatling gun of tax cuts

To mow down the poor”

 

 

Neil Ruddy

11-26-2017

Haiku Quintet, Moronocracy

November 3, 2017

“The American – experiment of checks and – balances has failed”

“When politicians – refuse to follow the rules – the system breaks down”

“Very few countries – have copied America’s – form of government”

“With FDR and – Lincoln, America lucked – out; with Trump, not so”

“The Founders didn’t – foresee Congress as puppets – to wealthy donors”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/republicans-in-congress-youve-got-another-chance/544466/?google_editors_picks=true

Haiku “While Trump distracts us – Congress is trying to take – our Country apart”

October 25, 2017

“Republicans go – after education and – the environment”

As Rachel Maddow called it:
Pay attention to what is actually happening in the House of Representatives. The POTUS Show is smoke and mirrors, taken up by our largely ratings-driven press.
While we are all sidetracked by Trump/Pence and the NFL, Trump vs. Puerto Rico, Harvey Weinstein & the Sexual Predation of All Hollywood, the Russian Hacking of the election, or the MLB American League Division Playoffs this week, it’s worth noting that the following bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives:
1. HR 861 to Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency (Like to breathe? This one is not for you.)
2. HR 610 – Vouchers for Public Education (which may end free public education as we know it)
3. HR 899 to Terminate the Department of Education (which may lead to greater disparity between states but nobody who uses public education ever moves so it’s all good)
4. HR 69 to Repeal the Rule Protecting Wildlife (nobody likes nature anyway, right?)
5. HR 370 to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (didn’t we already try this umpteen times?)
6. HR 354 to De-fund Planned Parenthood (because exactly none of your tax dollars go toward abortion services)
7. HR 785 – National “Right to Work” (this one is actually a ‘Right to fire you whenever your boss feels like it” law, and it would effectively end unions)
8. HR 83 – Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill (California should just secede now and take all its money)
9. HR 147 to Criminalize Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”) (because these private decisions should be made by your legislator and employer)
10. HR 808 to Impose Sanctions Against Iran (even though they are in compliance with the agreement according to those in the know)
And Trump will sign everyone if enacted.
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Haiku Duet, Simple Math

May 23, 2017

“Republicans want – the rich to have more; the rest – of us to have less”

“Bend over suckers – Congress wants to punk new laws – where the moon don’t shine”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/05/22/sorry-suckers-trump-is-perfectly-happy-to-help-paul-ryan-shred-the-safety-net/?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.76ceff28acf8

Haiku, Of Wall Street, By Wall Street, For Wall Street

October 3, 2014

“The government of, – by and for the people has – perished from the earth”

Haiku, Democracy Speaks

May 17, 2014

Haiku, Democracy Speaks

“Narendra Modi – tea boy to Prime Minister – breaks the caste ceiling”

Haiku

April 27, 2013

“Congress responds to – angry business travelers; – ignores head start kids”