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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Runaway Obama Spending? False!

Rex Nutting exposes the myth of runaway federal spending by the Obama administration.  In fact, spending under Obama has been relatively flat, with a 1.4% growth rate, as compared to the rates of growth under Reagan, Bush pere, Clinton, and Bush dubya, which ranged from 3.2% (Clinton I) to 8.7% (Reagan I). 

Obama is spending is like wild-fire
As everyone knows, the predictions are dire.
Now Mitt says he’ll put an end to all that
Trouble is, the spending’s been flat
It’s a myth that the right likes to spread
But as for the evidence, there’s not a shred. 

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