Thursday, February 19, 2015

Silver Indicted for Bribery in New York House but Will Not Leave

It almost sounds like a Devane commercial for Rosalind Capital to investments diversify
With silver priced below its production costs now is the time to buy
 But Devane was talking about the silver you have to mine
And then into coins and bars mint and refine
There sadly is a another silver that too many people have wanted to buy
The two legged kind for favors and ill gotten gain to come by
Blue Sheldon Silver who was the Speaker of the New York State House has been indicted for corruption
Though out on bail his lining his pockets for favors now faces a slight interruption
Good while it lasted if the charges are true
He collected over $4 million in bribes and kickbacks since 2002
It is an outrage that an elected official uses the power of his office to line his purse
But in New York it appears it is even far worse
28 legislators in 15 years have stepped down because of issues over ethics or crime
4 including Silver will not leave office but they should really ape the other 28 slime
Silver is not the first nor will he be the last
Too many politicians seduced by power lose their ethical mast
© February 19, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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