You gotta make money to eat; you gotta make money to buy a car, pay your rent, put clothes on your back; you have to pay cash for gas, you have to pay cash for a meal in a restaurant, you have to pay cash to pay a bill; if you’re going to make a home, you gotta have a house; if you’re going to have a family, you have to have a benefits plan— it’s as simple as one-two-three;

you don’t have to pay (yet): to walk, to talk, to breathe, to shit, to count your fingers, or pick your nose; you pay (but it isn’t cash): to love, to think, to cry, to commit crimes, to pray, to manifest, to claim natural rights, to defend, to be a good guy.

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