REAGANOMICS … the Song, the Theory

Not so long ago I was thumbing through some old lyrics that I wrote in the 70’s and 80’s when I lived in Hawaii and I stumbled on one called Reaganomics. I had a look at it and thought hey this is really relevant to the situation today and I thought about how long ago the program of “trickle down economics” was put in to play and the results of said theory … it was over 40 years ago.

Anyway here’s a few tidbits from the lyrics, the chorus goes like this;

“Now we’re in to Reaganomics and I’m proud to do my part, I’ll gladly give up everything but I know that they will not” that was written 40 years ago.

This is the bit I have added to bring it up to date;

“Oh tell me please Ronnie when will it trickle down been waiting here for 40 years not a penny have I found, Oh please tell me Ron it should have trickled down by now it seems to trickle up alright but nothing hits the ground”.

I think that pretty much sums it up.

You would have thought we would have put an end this failed process by now, but instead it keeps being regurgitated in one form or another at the behest of those who benefit most from it, those who fund the career politicians continued feeding at the taxpayer funded pig trough.  It may have been a good idea in theory but when you add the element of human greed in to it … abject failure is the result for those who are supposed to benefit … you know those who were supposed to fill their buckets with all that trickle down dough. It has and continues to be sold real well like a “good as new” but with no guarantee used car.

Now unfortunately to correct 40 years of a failed economic process there is going to have to be a radical shift in the opposite direction. We serfs are going to have to demand a gush down, trickle up alternative where the people who have benefited from the so called “trickle down theory” the corporations, the filthy rich, career politicians, lobbyists, the famous and fabulous, the lawyers and tax accounts and the Military Industrial Complex are going to have to accept a reversal of the trend of them getting all the gold and not having to pay the miners.

All I can do is write songs but hopefully there is some light at the end of this trickle-down funnel soon as the peaceful alternative is far more acceptable than the alternative.

For those of you who were there you will understand the nuances of the lyrics such as “I eat them both with catsup it’s a vegetable too” and “I used to meal with the Roman’s but now I eat white bread” … for those of you who weren’t you will have to do some history research … ask your parents or grandparents they’ll explain.

REAGANOMICS … the Song

Well last night I stopped at Safeway and it almost made me cry
The food I bought just yesterday was now priced sky high
I’m used to drinking Ginger Ale but now I buy RC
They’re cheaper by the dozen but I just got three
I thought I’ll get some burger but hot dogs had do
I eat them both with catsup it’s a vegetable too

 Now were in to Reganomics and I’m proud to do my part
I’ll gladly give up everything but I know that they will not

I used to meal with the Romans but now I eat white bread
I eat artificial cheese now       it comes in a spread
The soap I bought don’t get ya clean but it sure makes lots of suds
Can’t drink milk don’t have the green had to spend it on gasoline
I used to work for peanuts but now I don’t even get that
At the Ronald Regan soup kitchen hope I don’t get fat
 

Now were in to Reganomics and I’m proud to do my part
I’ll gladly give up everything but I know that they will not

Tell me please Ronnie when will it trickle down 
 Been waiting here for 40 years not a penny have I found  
Oh please tell me Ron it should have trickled down by now 
It seems to trickle up alright but nothing hits the ground

Well last night I stopped at Safeway and it almost made me cry
The food I bought just yesterday was now priced sky high
I’m used to drinking Ginger Ale but now I buy RC
They’re cheaper by the dozen but I just got three
I thought I’ll get some burger but hot dogs had do
I eat them both with catsup it’s a vegetable too

Now were in to Reganomics and I’m proud to do my part
I’ll gladly give up everything but I know that they will not

2018-08-26T03:41:40+00:00

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