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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