The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Lyrics by: Vicki Ryder
Gaggle: RochesterSoFlo
Tune: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Did you ever wonder why our health care is in doubt,Why rich folks have the Cadillac plans and poor folks go without,
Why all the news that’s fit to print is nothing but corporate lies?
(It’s ‘cause) we’ve got the best democracy that ever money can buy.

Did you ever wonder why we keep on startin’ wars,
Why poor folks’ kids are sent to die while CEOs make more,
Why votes are counted up by those who sell the voting machines?
(It’s ‘cause) we’ve got a corporatocracy – thanks to the Supremes.

Did you ever wonder who will run for office since
The Supreme Court lifted limits – it really makes us wince.
The rich will buy the candidates and run the whole damn show,
And if you dare to disagree they’ll tell you where to go.

’Cause money buys the White House – and that you can’t deny,
We’ve got the best democracy that ever money can buy!