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By Anthony Lauriello     9/14/11 7:00pm


Poverty rate reaches new high

The economy has been nothing but news

So it is no surprise more Americans have the blues

Poverty has reached 15.1 percent, an all time high

And it's pretty darn easy to see why

The politicians need to find a solution

Using our precarious financial institutions

The poverty rate reached 15.1 percent, and the median income for households fell, another example of pessimistic economic signs.

Tea Party Debates

Everyone knows that Perry is far to the right

But the Tea Party still wants to fight

He might want to end Social Security

But they still claim impurity

Most think that Romney came out on top

And that soon some of the minor canidates will drop

The Tea Party Debate on Monday saw Rick Perry come under fire for various reasons including his mandatory HPV vaccinces.

Turner Wins Special Election

In New York District there was a changing of the guard

As the Republicans won in the Democrat's backyard

The seat who lost to Weiner who was kind of a prick

And had to resign when he made his wife heartsick

But the Democrats surely expected to win

But Obama's foreign policy the Republicans did spin

And the Dems candidate ran a terrible campaign

So another vote in the House they did obtain

And Obama now has lots to fear in 2012

As his presidency voters seem to want to shelve

Republican Bob Turner won the special election for Anthony Weiner's vacated House seat. Turner used Obama's problem connecting with Israel to appeal to the large Orthodox Jewish population in the district. Many across the country see this as a dangerous sign for Democrats as they prepare for the election next year.

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