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Song Parodies -> "Tax the Richest"

Original Song Title:

"Rags to Riches"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tony Bennett

Parody Song Title:

"Tax the Richest"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Unless the U.S. Congress takes action, the lower income tax rates passed in 2003 will expire at the end of 2012. Republicans want to extend the lower rates for all, but Democrats and President Obama would repeal them for high-income individuals and families. TOS opined that a good love relationship is more important than wealth. But voters are more focused on the latter, and President Obama might sing this to them in hopes of re-election.
I know I'd grow some tax on richest,
So they would fin'ly pay true share.
Until their pockets would be empty,
I'd bleed each millionaire.

My coffers may be shorn and shattered,
But in my heart I am the king.
More government is all that mattered,
Runs ev'rything.

I'll open their wallets, give hope to the poor
Through ev'ry treasure that I'm gropin' for.
Polls beating Mitt Romney tell me you pine for four more.

Must I forever borrow bigger
For stolen dreams that won't come true?
Or may I grow the tax on richest?
My fate is up to you.

[musical interlude]

Must I retire like Schwarzenegger,
Whose golden dreams did not come true?
Some way I'll grow just tax on richest
When rates go up, Jan. 2.

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Barrry J. Mitchel - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
To fit the sounds and meter of TOS better, try the following changes:
Line 9, "give hope to" to "fuel hope in"
Line 11, "Romney" to "seem to"
Dana Mathewson - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I, for one, hope he retires "like Schwartzenegger," but expect that when he does, he and his wife will become the darling of the liberal "talking heads" shows and we won't be rid of them for many years to come.

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