Poem about Tax Free Tips Act of 2011

Tax Free Tips Act of 2011

 Why tax tips, aren’t they a gift?

Doesn’t this make you miffed?

Bill in place to correct farce.

Supporters for it are sparse.

Introduced to committee

There to sit, such a pity.

June Nash

This has always been a sore spot of mine.  I would like to see the gifts I leave, for those who serve me well, accepted as gifts which they are intended to be.

Service-industry workers, who are often underpaid and overworked, are also overtaxed.  Tax Free Tips Act of 2011 was introduced into committee where it will likely die a lonely death from inaction.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1139

Poem about Going Fishing

Gone Fishing

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Drop a line, let’s go fishing!

Large bass is what I’m wishing.

Not only quite good to eat,

But the fight, it can’t be beat!

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Get up early, crack of dawn.

Grab our gear, let out a yawn.

Motor off to fishing spot.

Coffee thermos, nice and hot.

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Cast our lines, let us relax,

Until that bass, our lines tax.

In gentle breeze, quiet, sit.

Then suddenly feel a hit!

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Give a slight jerk to hook, set.

Fight begun, not over yet.

He takes off, on the run.

Let out line, having fun!

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He leaps, wiggles, tries to free

Himself from his misery.

Back and forth, such a fight,

To boat side, such a sight!

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Grab the net, dip in the lake,

Do it right, don’t make mistake.

Telling tale, about this day,

Fish that didn’t get away.

.                  – June Nash

In Michigan, on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2012, everyone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.