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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Our Complacent Politicians

Our Complacent Politicians


James Bredin

Our tax, travel and spend politicians should all be told,
Cut down on the travel expenses or get kicked out in the cold,
Big names, big spenders, taxpayers’ money, celebrity status,
Apathetic people seem to all but assist this apparatus.

Public avoid holding the government accountable,
As if these problems and tribulations were insurmountable,
But suddenly they respond near an approaching election?
Could referendums or recall change their present direction?

Why do they stand on guard against this type of suggestion?
Is it too much to bring it up in parliament -- this question?
Would referendums and recall cramp their celebrity style?
Their goods and services tax and spend and travel all the while.

Have we become too complacent to ask questions about their rule?
Eight soldiers on TV carrying another soldier’s coffin is not cool,
Are we allowed to think about democracy or change the rules?
Does democracy count in their games or are we all complete fools?

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