The best is yet to come”

Frank Sinatra

From: The best is yet to come – from the album “It might as well be swing” (1964)

Just after his re-election, President Obama said that “the best is yet to come” and then he announced that he wants to increase tax for the wealthy because he’s not going to ask students, seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit. Here in Italy, a year after he took office, SuperMario said that the government wants to introduce an overall wealth tax… but after a few minutes, before the headlines could spread the news, he denied his own words. These days he seems a bit confused and undecided about his future: I won’t be the Prime minister again… my office ends with the General election…if someone ask me to stay, I’m ready…No, I don’t want to stay…  Anyway there are many more signs indicating a possible SuperMario’s Government II than those confirming the Mayan Prophecy. First, in our Parliament someone is  unceasingly working to prepare a new Voting System purpose-made to prevent the Left (or anybody else will win the general election) from governing the country, making this way indispensable the SuperMario’s return; then the repeated attempts to avoid that the Catholic Church should pay taxes on its properties (as Europe ask us!) and, last but not least, all those TV ads made to explain and praise the work done… They started with one about the Public Education system (made in a private school, because State schools are not so “photogenic”), then there was one about women’s health (released while more cuts to the health care system were announced), then again another one about public administration to end with the advertisement made to explain the pension reform that uses a language suitable for a ten-year-old child (not very intelligent) using the grasshopper and the ant metaphor (if you’re curious you can watch it HERE)… Well, maybe the best is yet to come, but not here.

Il meglio deve ancora venire”

Frank Sinatra

Da: The best is yet to come – dall’album “It might as well be swing” (1964)

Appena rieletto Obama ha detto che “Il meglio deve ancora venire” e poi ha annunciato di voler aumentare le tasse per i ricchi, perché la crisi non la possono pagare solo studenti, anziani e famiglie della classe media. In Italia invece, appena arrivato al giro di boa del primo anno, SuperMario ha detto che il governo vorrebbe introdurre una tassa patrimoniale… ma poi si è smentito prima ancora che i telegiornali riuscissero a dare la notizia. Da qualche tempo sembra un po’ indeciso soprattutto sul suo futuro: non farò ancora il premier…il mio compito finisce con le elezioni…se proprio me lo chiedono potrei restare…no non lo faccio più… Eppure i segnali di un prossimo SuperMario-bis sono più numerosi e affidabili di quelli che confermerebbero l’avverarsi della profezia Maya. Intanto in Parlamento c’è chi si sta dando un gran da fare per mettere insieme una legge elettorale che impedisca alla sinistra o a chiunque vincerà le elezioni di governare rendendo indispensabile il richiamo del SuperTecnico, poi c’è il continuo tentativo di ingraziarsi la Chiesa Cattolica cercando di evitarle il pagamento delle tasse sui suoi beni in cui si svolgono attività commerciali (ma il Consiglio di Stato ha bocciato l’ultimo assalto, chissà…) e infine in TV sono comparsi diversi spot “istituzionali” per spiegare e magnificare l’azione del governo. Prima lo spot sull’istruzione (girato nella Scuola Tedesca di Milano, mica in una scuola pubblica che quelle cadono a pezzi), poi quello sulla tutela della salute della donna (messo in onda proprio quando si annunciavano tagli alla sanità per miliardi), poi quello sulle semplificazioni nella pubblica amministrazione e infine la perla, lo spot sulla riforma delle pensioni che sembra rivolto a degli undicenni (anche un poco svegli, come diceva tempo fa MrB) e usa la metafora della cicala e della formica (se non lo avete ancora visto potete vederlo QUI)… Forse il meglio deve ancora venire, ma non qui.

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