Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Nov. 17

Friday, November 17, 2017

Crumbs for the people

To the editor:

“What is that?” George Carlin would ask as he peered into the back of the refrigerator pondering the mystery leftovers. “Could be meat, could be cake. Meatcake!”

This is what the politicians in Congress who support the Trump agenda are feeding us with their tax reform bill. In this version the richest 1 percent get the meat while the rest of us are left with cake.

The French aristocracy voiced their disdain for their peasants 200 years ago when they snarled, “Laissez-les manger du gateau,” (“let them eat cake.”) This was right before the beheadings.

Our Tennessee congressional French pastry chefs like Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn want to serve prime rib to their billionaire friends and con us into liking the crumbs. They think they can have their cake and eat it too.

Last week five local citizens went to Congressman Diane Black’s office in Gallatin to ask her staff about this bill and to take them a check for $1.5 trillion dollars. The staff told the sheriff’s deputy on duty at the Sumner County Administration Building not to let us in the building. And it’s a public building! Now that really takes the cake!

David Clark,


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