Stewart Acuff

Jun 20

The Odious Farm Bill

The odious Farm Bill working its way through Congress rewards wealthy agribusiness while taking food out of the mouths of children by cutting food stamps. This Bill also rewards sugar agribusiness and American Crystal, which locked out its workers for months and put them on the street during the worst economic crisis in 80 years. Being locked out of a union job during a depression doesn’t put you on the top of the list for any new employment.

Here’s a new poem I wrote about it…

The Odious Farm Bill

Beating their chests in piety

The radical right promises to protect

The Future with their financial assault

On the present

“We gotta protect future generations”

They say while they cut food assistance

To poor kids

Continue a ruinous sequester that

Forces more and more layoffs

In the public sector

More pain for all us reg’lar folks,

Working folks and our kids

While the bosses and their boys and girls

In Congress pile up heaps of money

Let it rain for the rich assholes

While the bellies of our kids hurt.

 

Photo source: Kimberly Vardeman via Wikimedia Commons

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