Fri, Mar

An Ode to Joe, Just So You Know


THE DOCTOR IS IN - Hey, Joe, whaddaya know?  

You thought you'd gotten inflation under tow! 

You even claimed it was now slow! 

But inflation ain't slowing, it's now a-grow! 

So let's talk about inflation, no-mo!

After all, you passed an "Inflation Reduction Act"...hello? 

And you've got to keep Congress blue, don'cha know! 

So let's not talk about your sad status quo

And let's not talk about US paying others' loans promised ago! 

Perhaps YOUR inflation is why seniors' COLAs need to be so high...whoa! 

But you decided that your Inflation Reduction victory lap you needed to crow! 

That you were the Inflation czar defeating America's financial foe! 

But something happened when you celebrated and talked a-glow... 

The numbers came out that inflation continues to grow...and GROW! 

Even Demo-propagandist CNN noted that stocks crashed...hello! 

So maybe you can talk about MAGA and Roe! 

Because both Main and Wall Street Americans' wealth are both plummeting, yo! 

And the Buck Stops Where, as troubles plateau? 

Why it stops with YOU, or to Kamala, or to your staff...what a woe! 

And so the call goes out, as your hot air will and shall blow: 

Hey, Joe, whaddaya know? 

Seriously, Joe...WHAT DO YOU KNOW? 


(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband to a wonderful wife and father to two cherished children. He was termed out of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) twice after two stints as a Board member for 9, years and is also a Board member of the Westside Village Homeowners Association. He previously co-chaired the MVCC Outreach, Planning, and Transportation/Infrastructure Committees for 10 years. He was previously co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee, the grassroots Friends of the Green Line (which focused on a Green Line/LAX connection), and the nonprofit Transit Coalition His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)