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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - The Humiliating Canadian Dollar

The Humiliating Canadian Dollar


James Bredin

The thirty-year humiliation downward for the dollar
Canada canít circumvent this descent in a dog collar
Canít shake the socialist slide of pompous politicians
Who wheel and deal and delve and dip in dubious transitions
Who can buy an election and bury their conflict or concern
And the shenanigans in Shawinigan can still choke and churn

Tracking the South African rand downward towards a dime
The dollar doubles descent, what an awful crime!
They bring in a budget and tax and spend, pretend for security
A monetary fund with billions put away in obscurity
Where they can put their hands on it and show their smiling faces
And clap their hands and make big plans and visit foreign places

But they never paid a penny off the horrendous national debt
That six hundred billion dollars; how could they forget?
While a third of all our taxes goes to pay the cost
Of their tax and spend policies and Paradise is lost
But they have their socialist programs in societies far away
Send the billions to their comrades because Canadians can pay

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