Money Talk

Wage Inflation
Triple Witching
Swap Spread

Suck it all, big and small
buy and sell, put and call
commodity, paper, property
oil and gas monopoly
LBO the company
ship the jobs to who knows where
leave them homeless over here
saddle kids with student debt
turn them into slaves for wages
all the while convincing them
they’re free to join the one percent
government big money buys
regime change and media lies
Randian attitude toward the poor
Goldman Sachs craves only more

And you’re thinking in your grand illusion
you too can join the one percent
but that isn’t very likely
for you see, the rich are different

And you don’t even speak the language




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to Money Talk

  1. WOW! Did you hit the nail on the head? Indeed you did! Powerful piece Toritto!


  2. beetleypete says:

    I agree with Shelby. Another incisive piece, Frank.
    The latest response from business over here? Faced with an increase in the minimum wage, business leaders are now going to insist that all new jobs will be offered on a self-employed basis only. This technically removes any liability that the company has for their employees, and takes us back to the Victorian Age so beloved of the money-men.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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