Thursday, August 18, 2011

Charge of the Left Brigade

With apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, author of The Charge of the Light Brigade


Half a mil, half a tril,
Half from our lenders,
Into a mountain of debt
Roared the big spenders.
Forward with stimulus!
Ramp up the printing press!
Into a mountain of debt
Roared the big spenders.

Forward the Left Brigade!
Hide from our debt downgrade.
Who in the country knows
We are the offenders?
Spend up the debt sky high.
Spend ’til the debtors cry.
Spend ’til the well is dry.
Into a mountain of debt
Roared the big spenders.

Unions to the right of us.
Teachers to the left of us.
Leftists stand in back of us,
As our defenders.
Boldly we stand and yell,
“Spend more to make us well!”
Into the jaws of debt,
Into the hearth of hell,
Roared the big spenders.

Stop not at double-A:
Spend ’til we can’t repay
Our vendors or lenders.
Push off the judgment day,
Beg, borrow and delay
Cry the big spenders.

Other debt, deficit and spending posts:
     The Democrat

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