There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.
Unless, of course, you happen to be a politician,
in which case, every lunch is ‘free’ –
but free to them, and not to us,
I just don’t get it.
Why do we have
politicians who spend
(and spend, and spend)
half of their time
voting themselves pay rises and fiddling their expenses claims
(‘but I’m only getting what the system allows me to get’)
and the other half of the time
how to revamp the system
(that presumably we paid them to put there in the first place,
foolishly trusting them to not fleece us)
doing what they’re supposed to be doing
running the country?
Sack the lot of them.
Corrupt, worthless, useless wasters.
(And this time, let’s leave out
the economists, lawyers and accountants.
All those highly-paid number-crunchers
who seem unable to comprehend
that what goes up
must come down.
Let’s have instead
some teachers, scientists, nurses, bricklayers.
People who have
some understanding about reality,
some grounding in common sense.)