Politicians Deliver a Firm Slap in The Face to Americans Who Need It The Most

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Now folks, I am certainly not considered a Santa Claus this time of year. I mean, I like to consider myself an OVER-giving person, however, I wouldn’t go out on a limb to sell off my farm to get deep into debt to get presents that I can’t afford. “The basics” is my motto. UNLESS I see someone who is on the streets that needs spare change.

I don’t know what it is, the frugal part is my Republican side, and giving money away to strangers is my Democratic side. Anyhow, I am seeing a lot more folks on the streets these days that are in desperate need of a helping hand. Even if it is just to shake hands, or in some cases, to get a hand up. Instead, our Washington politicians are delivering a firm slap in the face to the Americans who need it the most.

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This whole tax deal has shed a little light on the collection of issues that Americans are facing everyday and that Washington doesn’t deem important. I am not the first person to tell you that problem solving amongst a group of people who consider themselves know-it-alls is like playing tug o’ war with a boulder. Normally Democrats are really not that pushy, so to see the House Leader, Harry Reid, suggest that the Congress and Senate take up mall hours this holiday season to get all the bills passed they can, before they (Democrats) are totally ineffective, is this side short of a Christmas miracle.

Funny thing is, if you look at this scenario it’s kind of a cross between Christmas Carol and Robin Hood – A Christmas in the Hood? Anyhow, Harry Reid (Scrooge) is telling Republicans (Bob Cratchet) that he has to work on Christmas and he won’t be getting any more money to pull these extra hours.

Only difference is, Republicans have not been working hard for the last two years on bill passing and I would say that the tax cuts for the rich will be paying them quite well for years to come. They already get the plumpest turkey in the store; now they can stuff that bird with cash.

The Republicans are screaming that this work load is just not very Christmassy and certainly not acceptable to make them work this hard, while the rest of America … starves.

Recent reports have it that kids are being affected by this empty economy. Letters and requests are up to the big guy himself, Old Saint Nick, Santa Claus, or to be politically correct, the big guy at the mall. They show that kids are asking more for clothes than they are for toys. I am not sure kids are privy to global warming, so I can only assume they are hearing their parents talk about the lack of green in their pockets.

WASHINGTON: Here’s your holiday greeting from this ropin’ spinin’ cowboy! Politicians, stay in the house this season, keep warm. I’m sure they’ll feed you well, stoke up the fire with that lump of coal you were going to give us Americans. We will just have to be happy with that clump of dirt you are serving up to us. I guess it’s better than you all flinging it at Democrats.

So you good little boys & girls on the hill, you better watch out, better not cry (John Boehner) and by all means can you spare us a little change in Washington this Christmas, holiday season, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa … if I am not representing your group in my greetings, then please contact your local TV news, they are always looking for a good, bad news Christmas story to cover.

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