The Powerball Reform Movement

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Daily Prompt : “The Fun Platform” – If you were the new leader of your country and had the chance to transform something that’s currently an annoyance (or worse) into a very fun activity, what would it be? How would you go about the change, and why would you choose that particular thing?

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As head cat in a herd of cats,
I’d like to tell you all
About my brand-new platform that
I’ll implement this fall

The whole thing’s about taxes, they’re
Annoying now, at best —
I think that we can make them fun
And add a little zest

To what are now our duties,
And our tariffs, and our fees;
We will transform them overnight
And make them lotteries

You pay a dollar’s taxes, and
You might just win a prize;
A hundred million yen or pesos —
Try that on for size —

For every dollar paid, you’re entered
In a daily draw;
With winners living everywhere
From Nome to Saginaw

Since everyone hates taxes
But we love our games of chance;
We’ll modify the way things are
Our governmental dance

Where currently, it’s complete luck
If anything you’re taxed
Does anybody any good.
Now we can all relax

And know at least one person
Who will profit from our pain;
Except for politicians, who
Still have the most to gain.

That’s my idea as “leader”,
Please don’t thank me, it’s my job —
If we got something back, sometimes
We’d be less of
A mob

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