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Government Wising Up

The government is wising up,
it’s taxing things hard to give up –
booze, cigarettes, and illegal stuff.
But, really, will it be enough?
The religious right now suggests
a long-term way with sure success:
Let government start taxing sin,
a practice everyone engages in;
that, effectively, should end, one day
the need for further taxes, they say.
What a windfall that should be
with huge benefits immediately!
Sinners see such a tax as bankruptcy
and an end to their sinful solvency.

Copyright © Maurice Rigoler