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Showing posts with label Richard Layton. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017



The Daily Telegraph's highlighted the fact that tax paid by the rich
has increased in the last decade by 3% -- conveniently forgetting
that their share of wealth's increased by a far greater percentage.

Not for the rich a divvy freeze,
And no sign of austerity,
And not for them a ten-year squeeze,
When they've been down upon their knees;
But unabashed prosperity.

And not for them or all their brood,
Of whether they will have to choose,
Between themselves and kids for food,
Or some choice equally as crude;
Which one of them will have to lose.

And not for them to have to bitch,
And stay and pay the bedroom-tax,
For Corporations and the rich,
Acquiring wealth's reached fever-pitch;
As tax enforcement seems quite lax.

And not for them what seems a cheek,
Of borrowing to pay the rent,
And reaching the end of the week,
Where the outlook is still as bleak;
Without a single lousy cent.

And not for them the awful plight,
Of having men cut off the gas,
Or cutting down on heat and light,
To darken more their hopeless blight;
Or something equally as crass.

No, for the rich what brings a frown,
As it's their main priority,
Is stopping wealth from trickling down,
To the less gentle parts of town;
And the brainwashed majority!

© Richard Layton