The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tax Cuts and Pipelines

The Republican-controlled House passed a bill that, despite threats of a Presidential veto, ties extending the payroll tax cut to accelerating the construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.  

The GOP leader John Boehner
Says things just couldn’t be plainer
Your tax cut we’ll extend
But we’ll add an amend-
Ment for a very long oil container.

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