Sue Jeffers

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so you're planning out the budget
for the coming fiscal year
and your workers are complaining
that their rent is in arrears
and their dr. bills and gasoline
to get their ass to work
is more than you've allotted
so now food is a perk

ch:
you net 300 times your average worker's salary
you're keeping out the unions and your tax bills close to free
20 billion yearly profits is the way it's meant to be
it's great to be a king in the new plutocracy

they're talking bout a living wage
and refuse to understand
it isn't in the books to fill their
grasping greedy hands
the CEO won't stand for it
and neither will the board
so they upped his pay 9 million more
as his cost cutting reward

ch:
a living wage would break you
and your stockholders would scream
a whole 15 bucks an hour
that just seems a bit extreme
and you had to pay the lobbyists
and lobbyists ain't cheap
300 bucks an hour worth
to fight the workers' greed

ch:
your congressman he gets it
and he's going to help you out
a million here, a billion there
can really buy some clout
he says leave it to the market
and to keep that market free
to keep the workers insecure
and keep them on their knees

ch:
you think that they'd be happy
with their generous compensation
18 thousand bucks a year and
half a week vacation
Your child's 7th birthday only cost you
twice that much
you think that they'd be happy
they get discounts buying lunch

so fight on you fearless warriors
against a u.s. living wage
fire the agitators and make sure
your lobby pays
some congressmen agree with you
and go farther even still
they say do away with minimum wage
and your coffers they will fill

ch:
you net 300 times your average worker's salary
you're keeping out the unions and your tax bills close to free
20 billion yearly profits is the way it's meant to be
it's great to be a king in the new plutocracy


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