Tryin' to be optimistic with the politicians
Cut schools, buy guns, but when the shots is lickin' at the ones that'll lose they son

from Vic Mensa (Ft. Beldina & Rockie Fresh) – Time Is Money Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Vic is speaking about the immense amount of corruption that occurs everyday. He hopes that politicians can bring change, but he feels all they do is help themselves. Many politicians have forced many public schools to cut their budgets. He’s hinting that many politicians would rather a world where there are more guns and less educated people. He is also saying that if the shots are aimed at them, they’ll be the first to back down and surrender even though they wanted guns.

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