"Garbage in — garbage out," said the old school,Mick McKellar
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?
It's supposed to be public service, not a permanent job.