Monday, August 21, 2023

Oliver Anthony - Rich Men North Of Richmond

Oliver Anthony is a former factory worker who is getting a lot of attention because of his song, "Rich Men North of Richmond."

His song is about how hard it is for regular Americans to struggle while others are getting rich. He sings about the toil and the heartache of overworked and over-taxed working-class Americans. He sings about how Americans recognize how the rich want to control our lives. He sings about the greed and power and the privilege of the wealthy. He sings a song that's resonating with millions of Americans. 

Oliver Anthony, "Rich Men of Richmond" Lyrics:

I've been sellin' my soul, workin' all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay / So I can sit out here and waste my life away / Drag back home and drown my troubles away.

It's a damn shame what the world's gotten to / For people like me and people like you / Wish I could just wake up and it not be true / But it is, oh, it is.

Livin' in the new world / With an old soul / These rich men north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just wanna have total control / Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do / And they don't think you know, but I know that you do / 'Cause your dollar ain't shit and it's taxed to no end / 'Cause of rich men north of Richmond.

I wish politicians would look out for miners / And not just minors on an island somewhere / Lord, we got folks in the street, ain't got nothin' to eat / And the obese milkin' welfare.

Well, God, if you're 5-foot-3 and you're 300 pounds / Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds / Young men are puttin' themselves six feet in the ground / 'Cause all this damn country does is keep on kickin' them down.

I've been sellin' my soul, workin' all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay.

What does he hope for his song? According to him, "The universal thing I see is no matter how much effort Americans put into whatever it is they're doing, they can't quite get ahead because the dollar's not worth enough, they are being over-taxed. I want to be a voice for those people, and not just them, but humans in general." 

The amount of taxes taken from working Americans to pay for things that Americans really should not be paying for is substantial.

For example, over-taxation of Americans goes to pay, according to Congressional sources, "Dead, duplicate, and disqualified Food Stamp recipients get billions of dollars each year. Also, billions of dollars in food stamp payments have been used for everything from Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell, to beer, soda, and condoms."

While politicians will not admit how serious the problem is, it's a fact that the Federal Government wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year.

"The government has just lost, as if you dropped it on the sidewalk, trillions and trillions of dollars over the last few decades. That is money that was stolen from hardworking Americans to just simply get wasted," said Richard Stern, a budget and spending expert from The Heritage Foundation. 

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., claims "billions more are being wasted every year — from spending $1.7 billion maintaining empty government buildings to accidentally spending $28 million on forest green camouflage uniforms to be used in the deserts of Afghanistan."

And let's not forget, the Democrats pushed through their "Green New Deal" disguised as an "Infrastructure Bill." By itself, and not including other spending bills that Congress passes, it will require historic tax increases of more than $2.75 Trillion in taxpayer dollars. 

Those are taxpayer dollars that will be collected from already overtaxed Americans -- to frivolously spend on pet projects and scams like "Climate Change" and of course Biden, Democrats, and Ukraine. 

Of course, the biggest insult of all is that the "Rich Men North of Richmond" are the politicians in Washington D.C. -- and those slimy people don't give a damn that Americans are over-taxed or struggling to make ends meet. The fact is, they could care less. 

In fact, they don't care if we cry about it, or in the case of Oliver Anthony sing about it. They know there's nothing we can do about it. It's a damn shame. But the fact is it's a rigged game and the crooks are in charge.   

Tom Correa

1 comment:

  1. That song is our new national anthem right there. Don't tell me it should, don't tell me it could, don't tell me it will be, it IS. I've already decided so please don't call dibs or write to me saying I'm wrong. I've heard this song already and I think it's good. Oliver Anthony really killed it when he sang that song. And I especially like the part where he says he's been working "overtime hours for bullshit pay". Now that right there is a winner. And I also like that part where he says, "your money shouldn't pay for your bag of fudge rounds". And he's right. Instead of that money going towards your constant trips to the Dollar Store to buy packets of Folger's coffee and your name-brand toilet paper, it SHOULD go towards helping the Salvation Army donate clothes and food to the homeless or help construction workers build a house for a family who needs a place to live. But no. Instead you wanna spend that money on Bud Light, Twinkies, and a pack of Oscar Meyer bologna. Makes me sick! Not that there's a problem with buying Twinkie's and bologna but come on. Every day? Get real! And as for you, Hollywood, oh wait, my bad, Hollyweird. You should get your sorry ass back to work making the next Jurassic Park movie instead of worrying about a stupid robot that may not even want your job! If I'm able to write a good script for a future movie or a future play, then you should be too. Oh, and Nashville? Don't think I've forgotten about you! You keep handing out your CMA Awards to people who don't even play country music and do nothing more but go up on stage and twerk! Bill Monroe is probably rolling over in his grave right now. It's called, "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and not "Big Fat Ass Of Country" you dummy. And you, CMT? How bout you C Deez Nuts? You thought trying to cancel Jason Aldean's music video was gonna win you any clout? Heck no! And why? Because nobody but a dummy with a 3rd grade education would even bother to watch you anymore! And by that, I mean inbred rednecks. (No offense to anybody else who watches CMT but knows they shouldn't). I've got a song of my very own called, "I Am Not Your Slave" that I would like you to hear. So without further adieu, here it goes. "You want me to teach your special needs class. You want me to show up and cut all your grass. But I ain't gonna do it so kiss my ass. I am not your slave. You say you've got work up in Ohio. You asked for my resume three weeks ago. But I'm still here watching "The Andy Griffith Show". Cause I am not your slave. You want more bread and salad from me. You can't find your room cause you don't have the key. Have that bitch Molly come refill your tea! I am not your slave. My music's too loud but I don't care punk. You say I am fat cause I keep eating junk. I don't give a damn where you want me to bunk. I am not your slave. Your project in Phoenix needs one more good man. You need more funding to help Pakistan. Well you can go stroke your ego with the palm of your hand. I am not your slave. You can't build a fire and you can't stand the cold. And you say you want ME to come help you find gold? You can stay in Alaska till your dumb ass grows old! I am not your slave. You bought a new vape at the local drug store. But now you keep saying it don't work no more. Hell no I won't help you. Go fight your own war! I am not your slave. One of these days you will live in a cave. Not able to bathe and able to shave. And I'll still be laughing from the bottom of my grave. I aam not your slave. Thank you, good night, you've been a great audience. LOL


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