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To the Editor:

‘Twas the night before Christmas

And through the Senate and House

The money was flowing

To each Wall Street louse

The hedge fund managers and CEOs

Had told their tales of financial woes

Their stories were naughty — not very nice

They told of private jets and gluttonous vice

Meanwhile on Main Street the people were sad

No one could explain why things had gotten so bad

Some said the cause was market speculation

Others said Capitalism was the right explanation

The voters should create a People’s State

End all war, poverty, and hate

A Single Payer System would keep us healthy

Enough food for all — no need to be wealthy

At the shelter, the children were snuggled in their beds

As nightmares of foreclosure danced through their heads

A holiday miracle is what we need —

On second thought — we just might have to secede

Rosemarie Jackowski,

Bennington


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