A Unified Screaming From Wallets Across America’s Working Families
Let me paint a picture
a real lop sided story
what we have in America
isn’t democracy but Oligarchy.
Where the rich are few
and control wealth and power
decides and fund lawmakers
to collect all our dollars.
It began in the 80’s
Ronald Reagan led the charge
with “trickle down” economics
it was all just a farce.
My first day in boot camp
we learned what trickles downhill
it’s not money that comes, no way
what trickles down
is the color brown
and all you can do is take it
because you think you have no say.
The wage inequality started
by taking from the poor to give to the rich
we used to deduct the interest we paid
on car loans and credit cards
this is one example, do you remember this?
We can’t have this deduction
so loopholes could be created
it’s called corporate welfare so our tax dollars
increase their profits unabated.
So the favors flow
from the direction of those earnings
to the lawmakers we know.
Kickbacks is what we call it
campaign donations is what they call it
the bottom line
is comes out our wallet.
They say it’s the businessman
that makes commerce flow
but without employees to work
goods and services don’t go.
Employer and employee need one another
that relationship should be symbiotic
to give preference to the owner
is just plain idiotic.
But campaign contributions
are how our laws are made
but you nor I earn enough
for elected officials to look our way.
Let’s define who “they” are
so there is no misconception
It’s less than one percent of America
that gather all the millions.
Forbes tracks the wealthy
the seven figure class and more
just do the math it’s all right there
you’d be surprised at the total score.
391 billionaires in all
the millionaires are over 15 million
that’s the wealth distribution we live with
in which class do you fit in?
Over 330,000,000 Americans we are
and the income gap is out of wack
over 90% of earnings going to less than one percent
a majority of us are not okay with that.
With the wage gap so vast
and families struggling
the only thing that’s trickled down
is economic suffering.
“They” say being poor is our fault
’cause we’re lazy and don’t want to work
while “they” payoff lawmakers
to ensure tax breaks for the rich
and labor “they” can shirk.
Money is the evil in government
they system’s designed to flow
into the hands of the establishment
to make their coffers grow.
The law is “Citizens United”
but uniting is not the intent
it increases the amount a campaign can raise
while shielding who’s money is being spent.
One lawwmaker paid by the few
dictate to the many
the will of their donors
so we have no say any.
There is a solution to this problem
and it’s an easy one
get to the polls and vote everytime
because we outnumber them.
End Tickle Down
close the loop holes
make them pay their fair share
and put “Greed” in a six foot hole.