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Benefit the Poor

It’s good that the great human race
Has sent a spacecraft into space
It’s said that that technology
Will benefit both you and me
That may be true but I’m not sure
Whether it benefits the poor

If foreign powers us attack
We need resources to fight back
Hence the expenditure extreme
On many a French submarine
Modern defence technology 
Will benefit both you and me
That may be true but I’m not sure
Whether it benefits the poor

A government like ours is able
To put tax reform on the table
And at the next election pitch
Tax reductions for the rich
Economists may not agree
Whether that helps both you and me
But of one thing I’m very sure
It doesn’t benefit the poor

Is there something to be done
That benefits most everyone?
A universal income could be 
Of benefit to you and me
But of one thing I’m very sure
It sure would benefit the poor






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