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Wherefore Art Thou, Fiscal Cliff?
by Rutherford Grindell
Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM
Oh Fiscal Cliff tune: Oh Tannenbaum

Oh fiscal cliff oh fiscal cliff ......oh wherefore art thou fiscal cliff
Oh fiscal cliff oh fiscal cliff ......oh wherefore art thou fiscal cliff
we know you're really just a slope
we're well informed, we are not dopes
Oh fiscal cliff oh fiscal cliff.....Oh wherefore art thou fiscal cliff?

Politicians in Washington, DC are using a form of disaster capitalism to push through drastic austerity measures that would hurt the 99%.

Protesters in Palo Alto today said they want to swing the national debate away from the debt ceiling to real talks about what the people actually want: help for people in need...not austerity for the 99% and bailouts for the rich.

The Raging Grannies led singing that questioned the reality of a fiscal "cliff" (see song above). Since this was a daytime event, most of the demonstrators were, like the Grannies, gray haired, but concerned citizens from ages 2 to 92 participated. The event aired on two local news channels.
§Lytton Plaza
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

downtown Palo Alto
§Raging Grannies
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

§Tax the Rich
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

§Interesting sign in juxtaposition with Xmas tree
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

"More government for people, less government for Imperialist War"
§Raging Grannies take the mic to lead cheers
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

§Grannies have a lot to say about...
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

Cuts to medicare, medicaid, and social security
§Robert Handa, newscaster...
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

...interviews Cilla Raughley, in elf costume
§signs
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§The system is cracking
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§sign
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§Two year old listens
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§RG's
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§Came from San Carlos
by Rutherford Grindell Monday Dec 10th, 2012 7:34 PM

...rode Caltrain to Palo Alto by bike and train, was there in 15 minutes! Portable bike packs up on train