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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Jan 29, 2012
THE AUDACITY OF TROPE
News Item: Obama delivers his third State of the Union address
"Let me be clear" ..."Change isn't easy". "Make no mistake". "It won't
"Let me be clear. Bankers don't need another vote in the United States
Senate. They've got plenty. Where's yours? That's the question".
You askin' me, where's mine? You tellin' me the White House Chief of Staff
office is owned by the banks? Wasserstein Parella (Rahm Emanuel), J. P.
Morgan Chase (Bill Daley), and now Citigroup (Jacob "Jack" Lew).
Listen young man, I say "no bailouts, no handouts"... "an economy where
everyone gets a fair shot" ... "keep that promise alive"..."stop subsidizing
You askin', what about the trillions in bank bailouts? What about the Bush
tax cuts subsidizing millionaires? Security! Who let that guy in? You know I
can put you in jail indefinitely, without trial. That's the law. I signed it.
Anyhow, I have a one-word answer to these questions, CHANGE! CHANGE
YOU CAN BELIEVE IN ... You betcha!