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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Obama Supports "Buffet Rule"

President Obama, in a speech scheduled for today, will propose that people with an income of over one million dollars should pay at least 30% of their income in federal taxes.  The proposal is based on an idea put forth by billionaire Warren Buffet, who noted that his income tax rate was lower than that paid by his secretary.  The proposal has been called “The Buffet Rule”. 

Obama tells the rich today
You’re going to have to pay
at least a rate of thirty percent
a rate that will prevent
your paying less than’s customary
for your secretary.

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