Monday, April 11, 2016

Effluential People

Effluential People

"Garbage in garbage out," said the old school,
At least, that is how our leaders quote it;
Til "Dollars in garbage out," became the rule,
As our current politicians wrote it.
Politics was the art of compromise,
Where nobody totally won or lost;
Twas a messy way to achieve the prize,
And everyone bore some of the cost.
But with dollars driving the ship of state,
Compromise has become a dirty word.
Our leaders refuse to negotiate,
From positions radical or absurd.
How can those officials represent me,
If someone bought their flexibility?
Mick McKellar
April 2016

It's supposed to be public service, not a permanent job.


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