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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

NaPoWriMo - Day 17 - £10 Million Well Spent?

This is a “found poem”, based on what can be found here.  It could also be thought of as a topical rant.


£10 MILLION WELL-SPENT?

On the Seventeenth of April, my taxes bought for me:

16,949,152 pints of milk,
177,777 Jobseekers' Allowance claims,
25,773 households' annual water bills, 
7,042 households' electricity and gas bills,
1,199 students' annual tuition fees,
322 nurses for a year,
320 fire officers for a year,
272 secondary school teachers for a year,
269 paramedics for a year,
152 MPs' basic salaries,
49 days of British forces in the Falklands,
44 libraries,
Two years of UK foreign aid to Iraq,
Four months' worth of the state's contribution to the Monarchy,
Two weeks of the BBC World Service,
Ten days of arts spending...

... OR ONE FUNERAL FOR AN MP.

7 comments:

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    1. What? The concept, or the poem itself? ;-)

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  2. The concept! Not the poem, which is up to your usual high standard.

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    1. Thank you! :-)

      (Some guy on Facebook made a cryptic comment about Judas! I'm still trying to work out what he meant...)

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  3. Far more eloquent than any of my rantings!

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