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the economics of real life

9-25-10 @10:05pm

i need a mother fuckin job
i’m startin to feel like
a no good slob

i’ve earned my keep all my life
now i’m forced to tax
my soon to be wife

for all that i need to get by
and the very few wants
that i feel that i

can ask for without leaving us broke
this no money bullshit
aint no joke

sometimes i think i ought to dwell
back in the things
that paid so well

all those years ago when i gave no shit
about anything but
how many dollars i get

from the folks that worked my dirt
as long as i got mine
i didn’t care who got hurt

i made my money and payed my own way
and slept good at night
and felt great every day

i had all the things that make life grand
a house, and a car
and cash cash in my hand

now i’ve got a lady, and food on the shelf
but it’s just not quite enough for
a man like myself

i need to provide for this woman of mine
and give her in life
all things fine

unless i find work i fear that i might
go bad-ass just to
make me feel right

this isn’t particularly what i want to do
but tell me please
what it is that you

would do if your job had been sent over seas
or taken by criminals
that spread like disease

and leave folks like me left to the dregs
‘cause i’ll die before
i’ll fuckin beg

some socialist pricks to fill my hand
with the things that i could
earn as a man

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end nafta; bring back manufacturing, and give the legal american workers back their jobs, please, before it’s too late!

i’m just another maniac trying to get along as best i can in a cold and crazy world.

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Comments

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 4 years ago

    thats an awesome write…

  • thanx man. the construction trade here has been completely overrun by illegals; 27 years a master builder and i can’t even get a job slinging a shovel because i don’t speak spanish. last time i checked; i wasn’t in spain, why the hell should i speak spanish?

    – mohawk man

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago

    FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS JUST MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE UBER-RICH TO MAKE EVEN BIGGER PROFITS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AVERAGE WORKER!!!! OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS ARE JUST PUPPETS IN THIS FUCKED UP WORLD WHO ARE BEING MANIPULATED BY THE CAPITALIST RULERS OF PLANET EARTH!! BEING UNEMPLOYED IS BAD FOR EVERY ONE!! HOPE YOU GET A BREAK SOON MM!!!!

  • exactly! it won’t be long before unless you’re a lawyer, a dentist, or a wal mart employee, you will be jobless here, hell, even the doctors don’t want this crap anymore!!!

    – mohawk man

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...over 4 years ago

    Same story here. Cheaper workers in third world countries, so companies set up there and the jobs are lost here…. Capital goes to where the workers think they are better off working for nothing than not working. Thank globalisation, the free market, and George W Bushs’ war for oil !!! By the way not all those Unionists that won the 40 hour week, holiday pay, sick pay, superanuation and retirement before you are dead, were socialists. Most were just exploited workers sick of being screwed by the capatilists that are screwing you now !! 9.1% unemployemnt rate in my town, 25% rely on social security, but gee the cloths made in China and India sell cheap..

  • journey360
    journey360about 4 years ago

    Very good … some time and heart put into that

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