“Other people’s money”: Trump is addicted to OPM.

But it’s not just your money that could be at risk!

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“Other people’s money”, what Trump likes to spend.

O-P-M was a campaign theme.

Developed his properties using cash bank’s would lend,

But bankruptcies led to being cut from their team.

Then Don Jr. confided the Russians invested.

Don Sr. says no and tries to downplay

We may never know since he hasn’t divested

Unlikely his taxes ever see the light of day.

Trump had a foundation for charitable offers

Turns out most the money was given by a friend

Disbursements for lawsuits and to politician’s coffers

Closed down the foundation lest he have to defend.

He told his supporters it'd be Mexico’s wall

They thought that meant pay for time and supplies

But now we know taxpayers will be taking the fall

Failed negotiation or one of his lies?

Now, he’s got money via Treasury access

Brand-building funded by our bank account

Trump golf and hotels, Mar-a-Lago promotions

The taxpayer’s bills are starting to mount.

Don’t get me wrong, he trades off expenses

To cover security in Melania’s New York hood

Cut the National Endowment, Arts not a favorite of Pence's.

And don’t forget defunding Planned Parenthood.

Add millions for missiles, reversed mid-East plans

Was he moved by low ratings or the children affected?

Weren’t these the same humans blocked by immigration bans?

Got his first ratings bump since getting elected.

Benefit of doubt? Let’s assume he’s big hearted

And “other people’s money” lowers risk, strengthens bids

But his history is worrisome and his governing uncharted

A war choice shouldn’t be easy ’cause you’re using “other people’s kids”.


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