03/05/2013 12:49 pm ET Updated May 05, 2013

All Aboard the SS Sequester

With the Dow Jones Industrial average flirting with a record high, the split between American workers and the companies that employ them is widening and could worsen in the next few months as federal budget cuts take hold.--The New York Times, March 4, 2013, page 1.

If you're a broker, banker or investor
Your basic one-percent well-feathered-nester
In River Oaks or Greenwich or Westchester
Whose kid will be in Paris next semester
Just go ahead and name your yacht "Sequester."

But if you're someone dressed in polyester
Some sucking-on-the-governmental-breast-er,
Living way out in the Middle West, or
Someplace even bleaker and oppressed-er.
Step into our cyber-scan means-tester!
Empty all your pockets, get undressed, sir.
You won't be around to bug and pester
The taxpayers. Put on this nice life vest, sir.
I'm afraid that you've been chosen for sequester.