YOUR VIEWS | A National Gift Card For One and All

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To the editor:

The banks got a bailout,
Wall Street did as well,
GM and Chrysler got infusions of cash,
For them, thats really swell.

First timers wanting to buy housing, subsidized,
If you work, theres less withholding,
Cash for Clunkers moved lots of cars,
Government money just seems to keep on coming!

But not if youre not in a favored group,
Retired, unemployed, broke, or paying rent,
For all the taxes paid over all the years,
What exactly do you get?

Nothing much that I can see,
A bailout orphan in free fall
The holidays are coming, the next giveaway should be
A national gift card for one and all!

To buy basics or to splurge,
Hundreds or thousands to spend as citizens, please
To bridge the divide between the haves and have-nots
Which has brought this country to its knees.

Karen Ann DeLuca
Alexandria

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