Diet of Worms

Said citizens, “The country’s in despair!
Please act!     You’re legislators, right?”
Said congress, “Yes, repeal Obamacare.”

“Closing government no one thought was fair,
And your approval’s sinking out of sight,”
Said citizens. “The country’s in despair.”

“Roads are crumbling and bridges need repair
And the wealth gap is higher than a kite.”
Said congress, “Then repeal Obamacare.”

“The market’s up; the workers want a share,
A living wage. We think we have some right,”
Said citizens. “The country’s in despair.”

“That might mean compromise, but do we dare?
A bill, a vote, an act... however slight?”
Said congress. “No!   Repeal Obamacare!”

“We’re the working poor. We’re well aware
That ‘trickle down’ will never solve our plight,”
Said citizens. “The country’s in despair.”
Said congress, “So?   Repeal Obamacare.”