"Reagan taught us that deficts don't matter." -- former Vice President Dick Cheney."

Trickle Down Reaganomics
(From The Triumph of Strife: an homage to Dante Alighieri and Percy Shelley)

Upon a napkin Laffer drew a curve
To show how economics trickle down
When first the rich themselves some tax cuts serve

The rest are left in poverty to drown
Their payroll taxes raided for the rent
Which pays the freight for nation, state, and town

The lobbyists from corporations sent
To bribe the politicians quid pro quo
Make sure to wring from us our last red cent

To foot the bill for where they wish to go
To subsidize a junket golfing spree
To spend and borrow so that Dick can crow:

“These deficits don’t matter, can’t you see?
Because repayment will not come from me!”

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright 2006