Newsbriefs You May Have Missed: 3. Congress to tax wealthy

Congress to tax rich, support early childhood education and health

Both houses of congress today approved a plan to return the tax rates on the wealthiest Americans to their values under the Eisenhower Administration.  President Obama plans to sign the measure as it comes up the stairs to the White House.  The extra tax money, estimated at some 100’s of billion dollars will initially go to support a comprehensive effort to improve childhood health and education, in an effort to empower the chronic underclass in America.

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, clearly holding back tears, said the defining moment came for him during the short, impassioned children’s rights speech, delivered by Tommy Tim, the great, great, great, great, great, great grandson of Tiny Tim, on Christmas Eve before both houses of Congress. “Who knew,” cried Boehner, “it was about children.” Tiny Tim, as you may recall, was immortalized by Charles Dickens in the book “A Christmas Carol,” and has since appeared in several cinematic recreations.  It was long believed, erroneously, that Tiny Tim was a fictional character, but as Dr. Marvin Faulkner, of Harvard University’s Department of Literature carefully explained—“A Christmas Carol, is not a novel, but a thinly disguised memoir.”  “Who knew?” he went on to learnedly say.

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