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Post-Holiday-Debrief in a "Recovering" Economy

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Dreaming of kinder, gentler, and more humane holidays in 2014
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Part I) The 12 Gifts of Christmas 2013:

On the 1st day of Christmas, the SNAP guy gave to me
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A cup, and he told me to pee.

On the 2nd day, I learned my per-meal subsidy:
One buck-thirty-three,  and a cup for my sample of pee

The 3rd day of Christmas, the boss deigned to mention:
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No more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee

On the 4th day, the border gave Mom big indigestion
Sent to detention , no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee

On the 5th day, I wondered what the Dream Act means
More broken dreams,  Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee.

On the 6th day, the food bank again ran out of greens,
I got more beans,  more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my boss proved he's a slime,
Cut my hours to part-time,  more pounds of dried beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no  more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee.

The 8th day, at work, I parked and didn't see the sign,
95 buck fine,  hours cut to part-time, more pounds of dried beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee

On the 9th day, the senator's wish filled me with rage
No minimum wage?!  95 buck fine, hours cut to part-time, more pounds of dried beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no  more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of  pee

On Day 10, no more COLAs insists a DC sage,
Insecure old age!  No minimum wage, 95 buck fine, hours cut to part-time, more pounds of dried  beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for  my sample of pee

Day 11 wrecked my plans for state-paid rest and enjoyment*,
No help for unemployment , Insecure old age, 95 buck fine, hours cut to part-time, more pounds of dried beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three and a cup for my sample of pee

On the 12th day, I got news much worse than unemployment:
My son's deployment!  No help for unemployment, no minimum wage, 95 buck fine, hours cut to part-time, more pounds  of dried beans, more broken dreams, Mom in detention, no more pension, one-buck-thirty-three, and a cup for my sample of pee.

Part II) Where Can I Exchange These "Gifts"? & What I'd Like Instead

My 1st wish is that Congress, with all its looney callousness, submits to daily urinalysis.

On the other hand, it may be what Congress needs is cannabis, pychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

3rd wish: For Congressmen to whom all oil is blessed - fracked water taste tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

4th:  For CEOs who treat the poor like lazy pests, Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

5th for Congressmen telling the jobless, "No extensions!" No more pensions!  Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

6th, for all the Mitt Romneys, and all their condescension - NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

Next, for those who say "No SNAP "cause it's not longer-lasting," 3 days of fasting, NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

8th, for the one percent who want minimum wage-axing, 90% taxing, three days of fasting, NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

9th, for those who want Obamacare null and void, super-sized hemorrhoids , 90% taxing, 3 days of fasting, conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

Day 10, for congressmen of integrity devoid - they become unemployed, get super-sized hemorrhoids, 90% taxing, 3 days of fasting, NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

Next: Since their collective conscience has been downsized, they must be supervised  or become unemployed, get super-sized hemorrhoids, 90% taxing, 3 days of fasting, NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

Day 12, it was clear that we who have been pauperized, we must get organized, they must be supervised, become the unemployed, get super-sized hemorrhoids, 90%  taxing, 3 days of fasting, NASCAR conventions, no more pensions! Wall Street arrests, fracked water tests, psychoanalysis, and for most of them, daily urinalysis

New Year's Resolution (or, In Lieu of Hemorrhoids...)

We can end their wars on the poor and the middle-classes by being daily pains in their asses**

*because living on unemployment"it doesn't get much better than that!

**i.e. regular, collective action that puts politicians who serve only the one percent at risk of being thrown out of office by the 99 percent


 

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For 25 years, Lisa has worked for and with nonprofits, sharing her expertise in organizing, fund raising, and community outreach. Organizing: Lisa has worked as a community, tenant, and labor organizer, on both local-level and statewide (more...)
 

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