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the murder coming

those who have money,
bubbling in the belly of the beast,
make it their point to inform the
rest of us,
that if we haven’t started putting 
money away for our “retirement,”
then we are ****ed---
as if there will ever be a
“retirement,”
as if there will ever be money to
save &
we can look at our paychecks every week
to see the funds stolen from us
to be paid out to “social security”---
yes,
we are that lucky, to know that money is
taken from us that could be saved
as the vultures say, to 
“help us when we are older,”
as if any of us expect to live that long.

no,
we are waiting for the murder coming,
you know,
the one when you get sick in america
& you don’t have health insurance,
so that you cannot get well,
pure & simple.

whether you believe that approximately 
tens of thousands of people in america
have died in the past few years, due to
a lack of healthcare, or whether you believe
that 72 americans die each day
because this country refuses to provide for
its citizens,
or whether you believe that it actually comes down
to one person dying 
every
twelve
minutes
the fact remains that 
“For any doctor... it's completely a no-brainer 
that people who can't get health care are going to 
die more from the kinds of things that health care 
is supposed to prevent”---
so sayeth Dr. Woolhandler.
 
you & i 
are waiting for the murder coming,
living in this empire without the ability to
get the services needed,
when sickness & death begin to tap dance
around us
&
mr. hope & change is not going to do anything
but pour fuel on the fire,
by forcing the people of this empire
to buy healthcare from the very scum****s
that are killing it.


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