Facing a wave of outrage
They decided to vote
But will they restore the government
That still seems remote

Embarrassed lawmakers
Restore this and that piecemeal
But that’s no way
To help the nation heal

Retired four-star general
Explains the veterans need
But all politicians understand
Is their own greed

They need to end this somehow
This is not a game
But by now is quite clear
That politicians have no shame

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