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Horton Hears a Lie: What Dr. Seuss Would Say About Obamacare


If only the true story of Obamacare was fit for children.

In 20th Century Fox's "Horton Hears a Who", the Dr. Seuss book came to life. (Photo Credit: IMDB.com)

In a fantasy land, known as deecee, deecee

There lived powerful leaders who took life quite easy

They feasted and feasted like pondiferous pigs

When it came to decisions, they could zag and zig

They had eaten themselves out of houses and home

Run up their credit cards buying fliverous floam

They were overspending EACH YEAR by millions, I mean trillions

They told us not to worry, "At least it wasn’t zillions”

They informed the concerned citizens of deecee, deecee

And they’d come up with a plan that made pie look easy

They promised a health plan, that came with a lie,

"Prices will go down," but they skyrocketed high,

We were told that we could keep what we had,

But then when prices tripled, the people got mad

In 20th Century Fox's "Horton Hears a Who", the Dr. Seuss book came to life. (Photo Credit: IMDB.com)

Leaders spent ten million dookals on a web site,

That has not yet run quite right,

On sign up day one, there were very few takers

But signing up was required unless you worked for the makers

The pigs in charge would not be the fool

So they exempted themselves out with a special congressional rule,

They told us, "You'll love it!" As they began to shove it,

Calling the tyranny an "exchange" and even a "pool."

Though they promised their plan would save money over time,

They continually needed just one last dime,

"The prices always go up before they go down..."

Said the political porker as he yelled his plan to the town,

"We’ll start eating less by cutting our feasting back

But we’re sooo concerned about what you’ll then lack

So, we’ll 'cut' by eating more, but less more than we’d hoped"

A citizen shouted out, 'Your thinking’s been doped'

The character Pete Briggs pets a pig in the Dr. Seuss book "Oh You Say You Can Say." (Photo Credit: Seuss.wikia.com)

“Pigs don’t get leaner by eating more,

They can’t get cleaner, by rolling mud in their pores

There’s one simple solution to the problem of how

You MUST eat much less, and you MUST do it now”

A pig stood to respond, with his snout taking a whiff

“If we stop eating now, we’ll all fall off a cliff…”

This fearful term put the town in a mood

Until the pig made a suggestion, “Why don’t you give us YOUR food”

“If the citizens gave us more of their food,  I just bet,

We’d quickly be out of the multi-trillion debt”

So they wrote a new law and called it a fix

“This will deal with the cliff, let’s pass it lickity split”

It didn’t spend less, in fact, it spent more

They withheld all the details “they were such a bore”

The pigs kept eating and thought it was funny

That they’d saved the whole town, by taking their money

The town sighed a big sigh, being free from that cliff

“Those leaders are so brave, to fight and to tiff

In order to save us from the big nasty cliff.”

But then a man asked the question of, “if”

If the cliff was about spending, why didn’t we cut?

If the pigs are the problem, why take skin off our butt?

If we are overspending trillions of dollars each year…

Why would spending three more trillion fix all the fear?

The Sun spoke to the town about a historical fix

From Moses to Milton we find a similar mix

Property rights, incentive, and freedom it's true

Capitalism is not just a good idea; it's God's idea too.

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