Paul Cookson Pants on Fire

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Pants on Fire

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His new collection contains a range of poetry - mostly very funny but there are thoughtful pieces too. The poet plays with language and has included a number of different poetic forms.

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Trickle-down economics is a lie that has dominated economic policy for more than thirty years now. It says that tax cuts targeted at the people on top will stimulate business investment and entrepreneurship and thereby create jobs and economic growth. All the empirical evidence to the contrary has not been sufficient to discourage the telling of this one. It is the all-purpose big-money lie--if you give me special treatment, others will benefit, so it is in their interests and on their behalf that I want my favored status. In fact, unless I get my specially carved-out graft, I might just lie down on the job, and then God knows what will happen to the American way itself.

The whole argument is transparently silly, or we should urgently be giving breaks to police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses. Otherwise, they all might become dispirited, discouraged from risk-taking, and lie down on the job. It is a marvel today that everybody who does not get capital gains treatment on their earned income does not just go out on strike, shouting, "Enough! Enough of all your bull! We want to be incentivized too."

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Paul Cookson spends most of his time visiting schools, performing his poetry and helping children to write their own poems. He is also a freelance illustrator specializing in cartoons. He lives in Retford, Notts. Paul has compiled several books for Macmillan, including LET'S TWIST AGAIN, WHO RULES THE SCHOOL, UNZIP YOUR LIPS, THE WORKS and THE WORKS 3. He also has his own collection, GIVE US A GOAL! He supports Everton.

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