The Grinches of Wall Street

‘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 living in Vermont. Read other articles by Rosemarie.

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  1. Don Hawkins said on December 8th, 2008 at 9:40am #

    One of the best simple and to the point.

  2. Mickey Z. said on December 8th, 2008 at 11:24am #

    Rosemarie rocks…

  3. armean said on December 8th, 2008 at 11:49am #

    Brilliant Jackowski! I sending it to everyone I know :o)

  4. RG the LG said on December 8th, 2008 at 3:18pm #

    That last line … “On second thought – we just might have to secede” … says it all. I wonder what it would take to get the ruling class to realize how much frustration there is with the same old same old? War in the streets? Secession as Rosemarie mentions? Both … ?

  5. Phil Bo said on December 11th, 2008 at 6:13pm #

    I love it…I’ve printed it and posted it at work where everybody can see it!