Broken Priorities (Limerick)

Steve Benen has some great comments about Republicans and their hypocritical “we’re broke” weaponry:

In December, when Republicans wanted an $858 billion tax-cut package, we weren’t broke. How much of that package did the GOP suggest we pay for? None of it. Not one penny. The costs were simply added to the deficit, and are the driving force behind the rising deficit estimates for this year, which have sent the right into such hysteria.

But now we’re so broke, we’re told, that we have no choice but to make brutal cuts to education, medical research, infrastructure, job training, and national security, all of which is projected to cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Broken Priorities (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Republicans claim that we’re broke,
But you know that they’re just blowing smoke.
Help Big Oil and the rich?
Then they pull a big switch,
And our budget’s no longer a yoke.

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5 Responses to “Broken Priorities (Limerick)”

  1. hansi says:

    Well said…sadly I fear too few people realize what they’re getting when they vote Republican.

  2. Scott says:

    I agree, very well said Mad…you too hansi…frighteningly I fear too many people know exactly what they’re getting into when they vote Republican. The money behind the GOP wants a one party system and many right-wing voters want a theocracy so they are willing to usher in a permanent oligarchy to achieve their goal of christian rule. Oligarchs do not care what sort of government we have as long as they have absolute control.
    If the GOP wins the White House and the Senate in 2012, the christian fundamentalist uprising of the Bush years will be nothing compared to what will come. sorry, I’m ranting.

    Republicans claim that we’re broke.
    It’s a game to inflame and provoke,
    their base to attack,
    like madmen on crack.
    It’s clear they’ve done too much Koch.

  3. Linda Motley says:

    Again, so very well said everyone. I see nothing but fear growing in the shadows left by the attempted take-over of our country by the so-called Tea Party. The founding fathers who understood what revolution was truly about must be rolling in their graves based on what these people are trying to do to the poor, the disabled, and the elderly, all in their name. As the saying goes here in Wisconsin, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.

    Republicans claim that we’re broke
    While the fires of hatred they stoke,
    Depriving the poor
    Will just get them more
    Of that green stuff they like from Bros Koch.

  4. Bob Loblaw says:

    Brilliant efforts by all of you.

    Republicans claim that we’re broke,
    Their intention, the poor folks to soak.
    “If we cut PBS,
    We’ll get out of this mess.”
    I’d call that a pig in a poke.

  5. madkane says:

    Wonderful verse and comments from all of you. Thanks!