It Could Work

The US tax base is declining
with an aging America.
Who will pay for a
growing population
of senior citizens?
a crumbling infrastructure?
the education and health care of
12 million illegal immigrants?
Broaden the tax base: Legalize them.

ISIL, Al Qaeda, Assad.
No one wants them around,
but no one wants to go to war.
Send an army across
Syria, Iraq, Iran
of sneezing, sweating
victims carrying Ebola.
Instruct them to shake everyone’s hand.

So much debt, poverty, food insecurity.
So much money at the top and rising,
which is simply simple math –
5% of $100 is $5.
5% of $1 million is $50,000.
5% of $1 is a nickel.
You have to have money to make money.
Here’s a thought: Have the Top 1%
give 1% of their money to the rest of us.

Okay. That’ll never happen.
But the Ebola army?
So worth a try.