According to Joe
Emerging and discouraging economies
China's economy is growing fast.
A giant surplus they've amassed.
Their peasant culture may soon pass
To a fast emerging middle class.
Our economy is quickly slipping.
Savings accounts are now missing.
Consumer debt has me thinking.
Our middle class may be shrinking
Daily headlines inspire the poet in Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations on the news appear on Sundays and Fridays.