Michigan’s Fetal Shenanigans (Limerick)

This Republican behavior is so crazy, I almost couldn’t write a limerick about it.

Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation…

Critics said the proposal was “absurd” and described it as a backdoor way of trying to pass “personhood” legislation which would give rights to an embryo and crack down on abortion.

The irony-impaired Rep. Jud Gilbert, R-Algonac said:

“You’re recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of.”

Michigan’s Fetal Shenanigans (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A Republican law now forbids
Tax credits for Michigan kids,
But those same pols want credits
For fetuses. Bet it’s
A product of brains on the skids.

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4 Responses to “Michigan’s Fetal Shenanigans (Limerick)”

  1. Hansi says:

    The Right Wing-nuts apparently learned nothing from the recent elections.

  2. It’s no wonder I’m confused all the time. Each day I think I see a new absurdity that can’t be topped. In the same geographic area, I just read that in Wisconsin, if you make more than $3000 per year, the state thinks you can afford your own attorney.

    If I may make a request: John McCain really needs his own limerick for this Benghazi nonsense. Is it too much to ask that the man finally get a reputation as a bitter and spiteful old man, which he has long deserved?

  3. I just realized that your name fits well to the tune of “Oh My Darling”:

    Madeleine Kane
    Madeleine Kane
    Or Mad Kane as she is known
    Got a letter
    From Bob Newhart
    For the humor she has sown.

    And yes, I am perhaps a little too impressed by the Bob Newhart letter, but it is the coolest thing…

  4. madkane says:

    Frankly, you’re too funny. As for McCain, over the years I’ve written zillions of limericks mocking him.

    Okay … maybe not zillions … but a lot. :)

    Hansi, I fear you’re right.