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Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
#852394 added June 25, 2015 at 11:09am
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I almost made it
I almost made it to the Post Office
but when I got there, a sign said
“by act of Congress, the Post Office is discontinued.”
I almost got my grandchild enrolled in school
but when we got there a sign said
“Tuition $5000.00 per year up front,
by act of Congress and your State Legislature.”
I almost got my retirement set up
but when I got to the Social Security Office
a sign said “by act of Congress, Social Security
has been privatized. Call this number: 555-555-5555.
When I called that number, I learned that
I have to wait five more years to retire
to be vested in the retirement system.
I almost made it back home, but when
I went to pull out of the Social Security
Office driveway, a sign said:
“this road is closed by act of the legislature.
In order to travel, you must take the toll road.”
There is no toll road here. So, I’m living in
my car at the Social Security Office.
I walk where I want to go. I am selling
car parts for food. I have been thinking
about who will get my vote for Congress
and the state legislature and I'm less concerned
about who I vote into the Presidency.

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