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A Christmas Poem Revisited

Jeff Pett, Fleetwood Group, Inc

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the land
Not a teacher was buying, no dollars on hand.
Sales Reps stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that school buyers soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of new school products danced in their heads.
We’d been counting our blessings that new cars we’re not selling,
When the bottom fell out; you should’ve heard the yelling!
When out of D.C. there arose such a clatter

We sprang to our TV’s to see what was the matter.
We clicked the remote, from FOX to CSPAN,
Hoping to find out just what was the plan.
When what to our wondering eyes should appear
But politicians of all leanings running about in fear.
Then the cameras moved up the street adding some scope
From the director of plans, from the director of hope.
He said we’ve got to spend more, let me be perfectly clear
We’ll spend our way out of trouble, we’ll spend our way out of fear.
Then his minions lined up, well most of them did;
They began passing bills, they took off the lid.
And while they were at it, these wise leaders all,
They told businesses who to hire, and who should take a fall.
The stimulus was passed many months ago now;
So where’s the good effect? Where’d the money go, and how?

School boards were quite puzzled to see their funding decrease;
They ordered spending curtailed, they ordered it to cease!
That brings us to today, to the end of quite a year,
One where schools have been moved by lost-funding fear.
But our hopes are still high that we’ll soon see the end
Of our school funding foul-ups so schools once again spend.
Let’s continue to serve schools in the best we can,
Despite all of the grief of an ill-conceived plan.
We can be thankful we live in the U S of A
Where we still enjoy freedoms, where we still have a say.
And next fall after school starts let’s be sure to remember
To vote the bums out when it comes to November.

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