Friday, October 19, 2012

Step Right Up & Pick 4, Any 4?!

Ah, what's a poor blogger/curator of the best damn Reserve Room in the chaotic Library known as the Internet/Web to do? The skewering of Big Love in today's reading was exquisite. Accompanying Calvin Trillin's political poem, there was a moveable feast in the NY Fishwrap Op-Ed page. See what Krugerand Man (Paul Krugman) did to Big Love's "secret plan" to create millions of jobs here. Also see what an equity trader (like Big Love) had to say about Big Love's aptitude for the Oval Office here. Finally, Eags (Timothy Egan) snarks Big Love plutocratic plan here. If this is a (fair & balanced) superfecta of snark, so be it.

[x The Nation]
A Simple Guide To Every Single Republican Tax Proposal
By Calvin Trillin

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Sure, sometimes they call it supply-side,
And sometimes they say job creation
Is risked if our entrepreneurs
Think profits get snatched by taxation.

It comes to the same simple credo
Around which the party has danced:
If rich people pay less in taxes,
Then everyone’s life is enhanced. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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