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Growth

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Growth

The wealthy say 
that to become wealthy 
people need to build
different streams of income

That a working wage
pays the highest tax
that investing provides
a second income

The wealthy say invest
Sir Richard Barnson
Invested in the airlines
Virgin employs how many people

Wealthy people know 
investing creates 
extra income stream's
creating work for people

Reducing unemployment
Australia invested in Quantus
Your Grandparents knew 
Investing paid dividens

But the next generation
Made their names 
selling those investments
lets sell telecom

Said the New Zealand Government
Four years after it was sold
it paid for itself from profits
Our ancestors investment

helped get the country out of debt
Yet still you can not see 
that the wisdom of the past
holds the key

to improving your future
Investments could fund 
a struggling health care system
User pays works for many thing

But not for health
people that get Cancer 
can't always work
without money

you can't pay for health
health needs to be treated 
different
creating work reduces costs

Australia is starting to realise
Investing in Dam's
improving energy production
creates jobs reducing 

unemployment
use the wisdom of the people
nothing is black and white
people and growth need education

but redirecting money to investment
also creates growth for the country
money spent on education
prepares for wisdoms guide

We want to brains to design and plan
but we need investments
to create the factory's 
to grow invest in both 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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