CBO wired politics right into trees. When Congress passed good bills, the greenery increased. When Congress passed bad bills, the greenery decreased. You could see it, plain as day, every morning when you woke up.
        Now the usual politicos objected. What do trees know about Iran? What do trees know about taxes? But that didn’t stop their gloating when the trees glowed bright. That didn’t stop them from investing in Duraflame.


Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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