Dear Senator Hutchison:
It is a sorry commentary on the descent of America into a moral abyss, that in my lifetime we have gone from a War on Poverty (how long ago _that_ seems!) to a War on the Poor. It is an even sorrier commentary that the senators from Texas, once a populist state, have joined up as loyal footsoldiers in that war.
So Texas will soon once again be back the way it's spoze to be, a land of hard-workin' sharecroppers, plus that happy few, the credit-card-company-stockholder Massas sittin' on the verandah drinkin' mint juleps. Whoopee.