Limericks for the Trump EraTuesday, January 2nd, 2018
by Tim Koechlin
2 January 2018
The Confounding Election of Donald Trump
There once was a racist from Queens,
A predator – grown women and teens!
A serial liar,
He stiffs his suppliers,
But no worries! He says what he means.
Trump, His Base, and Economic Policy
White workers were sold on his pitch,
He understands about that which they bitch.
They work hard, but they’re poor,
Now their jobs are offshore,
The solution? Tax cuts! (for the rich).
The Ryan Doctrine
Corporate tax cuts and deregulation,
Invite plunder, and toxification.
Pols talk of “real folks,”
But it’s all for the Kochs,
The Ryan Doctrine: Profit Maximization
Tim Koechlin is the Director of the International Studies Program at Vassar College, where he has an appointment in International Studies and Urban Studies. Professor Koechlin has taught and written about a variety of subjects including economic, political and racial inequality; globalization; and urban political economy. He has also published several “less scholarly” essays on politics, baseball, aging, healthcare, Chris Christie, Barry Manilow, and doughnuts.