The Greedies | Prime Political

Gene Smith
3 min readOct 19, 2020

A Unified Screaming From Wallets Across America’s Working Families

Let me paint a picture

a real lop sided story

what we have in America

isn’t democracy but Oligarchy.

Where the rich are few

and control wealth and power

decides and fund lawmakers

to collect all our dollars.

It began in the 80's

Ronald Reagan led the charge

with “trickle down” economics

it was all just a farce.

My first day in boot camp

we learned what trickles downhill

it’s not money that comes, no way

what trickles down

is the color brown

and all you can do is take it

because you think you have no say.

The wage inequality started

by taking from the poor to give to the rich

we used to deduct the interest we paid

on car loans and credit cards

this is one example, do you remember this?

We can’t have this deduction

so loopholes could be created

it’s called corporate welfare so our tax dollars

increase their profits unabated.

So the favors flow

from the direction of those earnings

to the lawmakers we know.

Kickbacks is what we call it

campaign donations is what they call it

the bottom line

is comes out our wallet.

They say it’s the businessman

that makes commerce flow

but without employees to work

goods and services don’t go.

Employer and employee need one another

that relationship should be symbiotic



Gene Smith

Juris Doctor, Retired Law Enforcement, contributor to The Ascent. Host of the podcast, “Hanging ith Uncle” #follow back followers