Chorus: See you tryin’ to take the rights From the sisters I love And I’m like, forget you I guess the rape redefinition Wasn’t enough And I’m like, forget you And your dumb laws too Said if I was richer I could bribe ‘ya Huh! Ain’t that some shhhh! And now there’s pain in my womb From this impending doom I’m like, forget you
Verse 1: I’m sorry I was born with ovaries But that don’t mean I can’t make a choice Guess they’re all rich men And we’re all paltry Gotta let ‘em know We have a voice
I pity the fool Who wants to vote for you (You’re a gold digger) Well (Just thought you should know) Ooooohooooo I got some news for you We’re not gonna take this BS no more
Verse 2: I know You had to borrow From China for the economy While spending trillions On the wars Killing other people’s babies.
I pity the fool Who wants to vote for you (You’re a gold digger) Well… (Just thought you should know) Oooohooooo I got some news for you Oohhh I really hate your ass right now
Bridge: Now crazy, crazy, rich men Why you wanna wanna hurt us so bad? (So bad, so bad, so bad) Don’t force us to be mamas Cuz you never force the boys To be dads (the dads, the dads, the dads)
And I was like, Uh! Why? Uh! Why? Uh Why??? Rich man I hate you! I still hate you! Ohhhhh
The truth is if the super-rich paid their fair share of taxes, government wouldn’t be broke. If Governor Scott Walker hadn’t handed out tax breaks to corporations and the well-off, Wisconsin wouldn’t be in a budget crisis. If Washington hadn’t extended the Bush tax cuts for the rich, eviscerated the estate tax, and created loopholes for private-equity and hedge-fund managers, the federal budget wouldn’t look nearly as bad.
And if America had higher marginal tax rates and more tax brackets at the top, – for those raking in $1 million, $5 million, $15 million a year – the budget would look even better. We wouldn’t be firing teachers or slashing Medicaid or hurting the most vulnerable members of our society. We wouldn’t be in a tizzy over Social Security. We’d slow the rise in healthcare costs but we wouldn’t cut Medicare. We’d cut defense spending and lop off subsidies to giant agribusinesses but we wouldn’t view the government as our national nemesis.
The final truth is as income and wealth have risen to the top, so has political power. The reason all of this is proving so difficult to achieve is the super-rich, such as the Koch brothers, have been using their billions to corrupt politics and enlarge and entrench their outsized fortunes. They’re bankrolling Republicans who are mounting showdowns and threatening shutdowns, and who want the public to believe government spending is the problem.
They are behind the Republican shakedown.
These are the truths that Democrats must start telling, and soon. Otherwise the Republican shakedown may well succeed.