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WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN

Thomas Sullivan

An unemployed man
Sits in a sweaty trailer
That’s baking under a moist summer sun
As he listens to a talk radio show

The guy spewing anger on the radio
Has an $80 million dollar per year contract with the station
And a fleet of rare and expensive cars
And a mansion near a cool, breezy beach

When the show ends
And the host stops complaining about Big Government
The man grabs his government-funded food stamp card
And heads down to the state unemployment office
Thinking that the host is right, the government is definitely the problem

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