“What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together." 

 · Ron Smith


Tony from Dallastown shared this email he received from the White House on Friday. He says he’s “waiting on the Jedi Mind Meld to get clarification.....”

I’ve taken the liberty of setting it into verse to make it somewhat more palatable for those of us who have grown weary of the endless rhetorical hyperbole:

Starting today, our government

will need to grapple

with a set of arbitrary budget cuts

that will hurt the economy,

make life even harder

for middle-class families,

and threaten our national security.

That’s what Washington means

when it talks about the sequester.  


Not everyone will feel the consequences

of these cuts immediately,

but if sequestration is allowed to continue,

it will make life more difficult

for Americans all across the country.

That’s a fact no one disputes.  

Refrain: That’s what Washington means when it talks about the sequester.


 And the reason we are here

is because some members of Congress

made a choice to prioritize these cuts

over closing tax loopholes for the wealthy

but there is still time for them

to make a different choice

and undo this manufactured crisis.

Refrain: That’s what Washington means when it talks about the sequester.


Today, President Obama discussed this situation

and answered questions from the press.

This is not a win for anybody, he said.

This is a loss for the American people.

Refrain: That’s what Washington means when it talks about the sequester.

June Smith founded this tribute website in honor of her late husband, Ron Smith, WBAL Talk Show Host, Emmy Award winner, and Baltimore Sun Columnist. Smith was a media titan in Maryland and beyond or almost forty years. Mrs. Smith is working diligently to raise one million dollars for the Ron Smith Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Johns Hopkins. She blogs for Red Maryland www.RedMaryland.Blogspot.com; her email is june@friendsofronsmith.com.


Reader Comments (2)

I wonder if Grace will play this at her next show?
March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTony from Dallastown
That's hilarious!
March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Reason

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