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Tue

16

Dec

2008

The Grinches of Wall Street
Tuesday, 16 December 2008 09:06

by Rosemarie Jackowski

'Twas the night before Christmas
And through the Senate and House
The money was flowing
To each Wall Street louse

The hedge fund managers and CEOs
Had told their tales of financial woes
Their stories were naughty - not very nice
They told of private jets and gluttonous vice

Meanwhile on Main Street the people were sad
No one could explain why things had gotten so bad
Some said the cause was market speculation
Others said Capitalism was the right explanation

Santa's elves should create a People's State
End all war, poverty, and hate
A Single Payer System would keep us healthy
Enough food for all - no need to be wealthy

At the shelter, the children were snuggled in their beds
As nightmares of foreclosure danced through their heads
A holiday miracle is what we need -
On second thought - we just might have to secede


Rosemarie Jackowski is an advocacy journalist and peace activist living in the USA. She can be reached at dissent@sover.net

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