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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Disappointing Miss Muffet

Senate Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), blocked efforts to bring the so-called “Buffet Rule” to a vote.  The Buffet Rule would require that people making over $1 million dollars would pay at least 30% of that amount in income taxes.

Little Miss Muffet
Thinks kindly of Buffet,
The rule that would make the rich pay.
Along came McConnell
Who said, “That Dem spawn’ll
Not pass if I have my way.”

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