Magazine article Insight on the News

Massachusetts Democrats Serve Up Green Eggs and Pork

Magazine article Insight on the News

Massachusetts Democrats Serve Up Green Eggs and Pork

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Someone over at the Libertarian Party headquarters certainly got creative recently and sent along the following. It's a poem in the style of Dr. Seuss that was composed in reaction to the fact that in the appropriations bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is $400,000 earmarked for a memorial to Dr. Seuss, the author of such children's classics as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The memorial is to be built by the Springfield Library and Museum Association in Springfield, Mass., so it's not surprising (the Libertarians point out) that "this pork provision was inserted into the bill" by two Bay State Democrats: Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Richard Neal. Here's the Libertarian reaction:

   We do not like it / Pork-I-Am,
   This spendaholic / Uncle Sam.
   We do not like those / Rs and Ds,
   Who can't resist more / subsidies.

   We do not like the case they waste;
   Sky-high taxes spent in haste. … 
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