Everyone is feeling the pressure
with end of the year quickly approaching.
The Christmas season can often cause stress due to shopping, family
parties, work functions and of course the over spending.
However, the stress on
Capitol Hill is much different this year as their break possibly put on hold
due to the payroll holiday.
Representative Paul Tonko
(D-N.Y.) shared a poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” for the House on
Tuesday that was worth sharing and is a great representation of the general
feelings of most citizens.
"While my statement mimics a
well known seasonal classic," he said before beginning, "It is shared
in all seriousness and with a sense of greatest urgency."
'Twas the week before Christmas when all through
cry echoed louder than a roaring mouse.
raise our taxes on us, please be fair,
our middle class will be lost in despair.
majority was plotting, a thought in its head,
should staunchly opposed, what from the president was led.
shall be spared, not a penny we sap,
Keystone pipeline, we shall never, ever scrap.'
outside the chamber, there arose such a clatter,
public was disgusted and shouted, 'We matter!'
to offices lawmakers flew in a flash,
change this bill or else it will crash.
of year coming and no jobs plan to show,
said no regulations was the best way to go.
what to our debate should suddenly appear,
a sentiment from the public, those in office should fear.
on Congress, be fair and be quick,
be deceiving and don't be so slick.'
rapid the calls and the emails, the came.
pipeline,' said Senator I won't name.
let's get to work and not be Grinches this season.
economy and middle class are clearly the reason.
should have a straight vote, not this 400-page show.
help America's middle class and small business grow.
spring into action and get this bill done,
have other work, in fact, there's a ton.
bills, 'doc fix,' unemployment and more;
the year ends, they must all come to the floor.
serve our constituents and our nation first;
jobs and opportunity many of us thirst.
air and clean water should not be rolled back.
riders, bills should well lack.
we go forward to end of the year,
will and good tidings, this Congress must steer,
together with all of our might.
holidays for all, and for fairness let's fight.
Holidays from Liberty Tax as well!
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