Below is the poem entitled About Corruption which was written by poet
Carrillo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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What do we know about corruption? I would say:
a lot and sometimes not enough. There nis corruption
of children,prostitution and a lot of other things, but
there is also corruption in the Goverment.
It has been said that a new bill should get started for
the coming elections. All Goverment people should be
put on Social Security. Do you think there is corruption
in Social Security?
Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into
into Social Security and do not collect from it. They
said that Social Security benefits were not suitable
for people of their rare elevation.
They came up with a special plan for themselves.
many years ago they voted in their own Benefit Plan.
Now in more recent years no Congress person has
seen a reason to change that plan.
When they retire - they continue to recieve the same
pay until they die. The only change is that it may
increse now and than for cost of living.
Senators and Congressmen will draw about $7.800,000,00
With their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last
years of their lives. Younger Dignitaires that retire at an
earlier age will recieve a lot more.
Their cost for this excellent plan is nothing. You and I pay
for them, out of our own Social Security Plan, which which
we paid or will pay until we retire. We will get an average
of $1000.00 a month and maybe less.
Is there Corruption in Social Security or what? It would
be good if their Golden Fleece Retirement Plan was
taken away and put them in our own Social Security Plan,
like the rest of us. Maybe than the plan would be fixed...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
I hope I don't offend anyone, but
this is suppose to be the land of
bread and honey. We are getting the
bread and Someone else is getting the