Green Jobs and Plans — an ode to Joe Manchin
by Katie Myer
December 21, 2021
Joe Manchin stands in the way of a transformative bill. Greenpeace USA stands with the human rights, justice, environment, and labor movements to tell Joe Manchin to pass the Build Back Better Act
Would you pass green jobs and plans?
I do not like green jobs and plans
I don’t care for the common man
Would you help us Build Back Better?
Stop corporate greed—amok, unfettered?
Build Back Better’s not my jam
I’d rather claim it’s all a scam
My friends are capitalist cronies
“Dem” by my name, but I’m a phony
COVID killed kids, women, men
I can’t afford my EpiPen
We’re struggling just to stay alive
Ending the filibuster could save our hide
Climate, justice, human rights
Could be decimated, overnight
Would you help us with our plight?
Vote for jobs, help make things right?
I would not, could not on a yacht
I would not, could not, I am bought
I would not like to stop Big Oil
Voting Rights? Happy to spoil
Health care, fair wages, child care
One vote per person is only fair
Keep the USA afloat!
For better jobs, please cast your vote!
A yacht! A yacht! A yacht! A yacht!
Would you, could you from your yacht?
Would you help us stop the plot?
Would you help us from your yacht?
Not from my home, not from my yacht
Not born into wealth? I won’t give you a shot
I’m rich, but it’s bootstraps for you, you see!
Bootstraps for you, payoffs for me
I will not help you, not today
Dollar signs stand in my way
I profit off of fossil fuels
I will not help, I’m a corporate tool