"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Taxpayers' Night Before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Indiana

Not a public official was stirring; not even jolly Santa;

Property owners’ stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that relief would soon be there.

Politicians were nestled all corrupt in their beds,

And citizens with their assessments; waste deep in debt,

Had just settled their foreclosures with much regret.

When out in the streets there arose such a clatter,

Leaders well knew what was the matter.

Away to the tax protests I flew like a flash,

Tore open the state waste and there was the cash.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

Favoritism, patronage, corruptness; no cheer.

To the rescue they came: governor, lobbyists, special interest galore.

To Daniels and legislators, you robbed us poor.

To the top of the statehouse to evict them all

A stampede of legislators into free fall.

No sleigh full of goodies and no St.Nick

Legislators played what was a trick.

But then in a twinkling I had to remember,

Good citizens of Indiana would speak in November.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight.

by Paul Wheeler
Indiana Resident


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