Wealth Gap and Tax Cuts — A Poem

In the United States the richest 

1% of the population hold

38.6% of the wealth…what’s best 

Compared to a decade ago 

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Back before the 2007 recession

That same top group held 33.7% 

Know that, and I’ll ask you a question

Do they need a tax cut of even a cent?

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Consider– That 1% group at the top 

Have more than we 90% at back of the line

Money never “trickles down”–so stop

Believing it as your wealth declines

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As you struggle to pay for food and rent

Know the gap: between 10% wealthiest

And the middle class is over 1000%

1000 more for the top 1%… greed at it’s best 

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When they take tax cuts for themselves soon

And rob us of our health care

Steal retirement pensions and 401Ks

Think about those CEOs who dare

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To earn in a single hour

What their average employee 

Néophytes with no earning power

Must work over a month to see

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When you pull out your credit card to buy

Your groceries for the week

Remember the tax cut the GOP try

To give the rich– whose donations they seek

Owed by we fools the 90% who pay tax

73% of the debt, the nations bank notes

Those whores who won’t guard our backs

Know their names when you cast your votes

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6 thoughts on “Wealth Gap and Tax Cuts — A Poem

  1. Sound advice in the form of a great poem. Respect!
    Too few folk take the trouble to pay heed to your advice: Know their names when you cast your votes.
    They’re too buy being led astray by propaganda.
    It’s the same in the UK…

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      1. I can’t compare our struggles with those of American citizens. I consider Trump the most dangerous man in the world – and he somehow manages to change Government policy with a click of the finger. It’s terrifying.

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