From the congressional songbook


POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009

Trickle up, trickle down, trickle up, trickle down

Money is trickling all around.

Stimulus starts with the middle class.

It will help the wealthy because, alas

Trickling up is a phenomenon you see

That is not constrained by gravity.

Trickle up, trickle, up, trickle up, trickle up

All the money will trickle up.

If we start with the moneyed gentry

They can't book it as a double entry.

It'll certainly increase their wealth no doubt

But very few dollars will trickle out.

Trickle down, trickle down, trickle down, trickle down

Only pennies would trickle down.


Joe Gedan is a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations appear on Sundays and Fridays. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)