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Song Parodies -> "Debt Is Too High"

Original Song Title:

"Devil Inside"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

INXS

Parody Song Title:

"Debt Is Too High"

Parody Written by:

Hu's On First

The Lyrics

Another political parody. To be honest, I'm lukewarm about both the "Occupy Wall Street" and "Tea Party" movements. The former criticizes big corporations, but does so in a very vague fashion, rather than criticizing specific actions taken by the businesses (Buddy Roemer, whom I like, is a notable exception, as he's primarily focusing on corporate lobbyists and their role in corrupting politicians, which is something I agree is a problem). The tea partiers claim they are "Taxed Enough Already" while in reality taxes are actually very low right now (compared, for example, to the 1950s when taxes on the highest income bracket were 90%). Again, there are some Tea Partiers I like (Ron Paul, for example), but many of them seem to be out of touch with reality. I'd like to see a third protest movement arise. Inspired by Jimmy McMillan, these protestors would all wear leather gloves and fancy mustaches and their motto would be "The Debt Is Too Damn High!" The idea would be to pay off the national debt by any means necessary, even if that means raising taxes AND cutting spending. To be honest, neither Keynesian economics (borrowing money in order to spend more) nor supply-side economics (borrowing money in order to cut taxes on the rich) ever made much sense to me, and I'm starting to get fed up with both major parties.. I know people don't like tax increases, but if that's what it takes in order to pay off this debt, than it's something we've gotta do. We can't seriously talk about "American Exceptionalism" when we're well over $14 trillion in debt, now, can we? Exceptional nations don't let themselves get into debt in the first place.
Here comes Obama
The look in his eye
Approval is dropping
Support's running dry

Well, the White House will be up for grabs
Makes you wonder who'll be paying the tab
Paying the tab

Here come Ron Paul
The look in his eye
Says he'll cut spending
And the debt will go "bye"
But taxes he'll cut
Till revenue's down
How's he gonna pay the debt off now?

Debt is too high
Debt is too high
Every single one of us
Knows the debt is too high

Debt is too high
Debt is too high
Every single one of us
Knows the debt is too high

Here come the polls
Things don't look good
People are livid, don't feel like they should
Debt keeps increasing
Nobody cares
We'll get more downgrades if we all don't beware

Debt is too high
Debt is too high
Every single one of us
Knows the debt is too high

Debt is too high
Debt is too high
Every single one of us
Knows the debt is too high

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