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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ready for Bushonomics 2.0?

A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee declared that their economic platform for this election year will embody the policies of the GeorgeW. Bush administration, “just updated”.  It was not clear how the Bush policies, which resulted in slow growth and soaring deficits, as well as the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression in 2008, would be updated to fit new economic realities. 

The RNC wants to instill
A plan for us that’s not so new:
Their economic platform will
Be Bushonomics Two.

The first was not a great success
but still is sound they do contend,
Except that little, bitty mess
That happened at the end.

‘Though under Bush, it wasn’t great -
Growth and jobs were kind of flat -
The plan just needs an update
For a second Bush at-bat.

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