Ask a Stupid…

The thought occurred to me one day

(not the first time, I am sure),

Why is it that our congressmen

Care so little for the poor?

(And that includes the middle class,

Who’ll gradually shrink

And soon decline

Below the line

Of poverty, I think.)

 

So I asked Google just to know

(the answer made me laugh),

“In Congress are there millionaires?”

And the answer? More than half.

And so I wonder how such folk,

Could ever be intent

To help the poor

Get off the floor

When they’re part of the one percent?

 

And a Lonely Voice asked:

How many senators are really millionaires?

That is, beyond what they are forced to show?

Whether it’s in realty, bonds, or Facebook shares,

Most seem to have an awful lot of dough!

(And that’s what they admit to—

There may be much more money

Stashed in the Cayman Islands,

Where there’s a beach and it’s always sunny.)

How many senators are really millionaires?

Somehow I doubt that we will ever know!

 

It has to be a pleasant thing

And adds to your composure

When asked to say how much you’ve got,

Your laws control disclosure.

Besides protecting what you’ve got,

There always is that itch

To help your class

And so you pass

More tax cuts for the rich.

 

So when it comes to voting on

A bill which 99

Per cent will get some profit from,

You simply draw the line.

It’s fine when laws promote your friends,

You’re eager, then to aid

In giving more

To their growing score

But what do you get in trade?

 

And a Lonely Voice asked:

How many senators are more than millionaires?

And what do they make in office? Let that go!

It’s just that we are jealous, as we’ll never get our shares—

It must be sweet

To be elite

And wallow in that dough!

And when they leave office

There’s that resulting

Benefit which comes with fees

From their consulting.

How many senators are more than millionaires?

I highly doubt that we will ever know!

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