“$20 benefit boost means no change for some people, child poverty group says”

by Don Franks

Twenty dollars! Well I suppose its something ay

We all could go on the town one night and share a small entree

Or two or three of us could have a nice latte

Stop talking shit you know we never spend that way

Twenty bucks gets heaps of extra bread

The cheap white sort that drops into your guts like lead

Not enough to buy some smokes

But you can always get them cheaper from, you know, those blokes.

Grandpa said the unions should help us

Unions? What are they? Anyhow, that increase doesn’t come today

It’s more than five and a half months away

So what do we do till then, pray?

Yeah, could do, and steal stuff

No? alright then, you tell me another realistic way