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Song Parodies -> "Lancing the Debt Ceiling"

Original Song Title:

"Dancing on the Ceiling"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"Lancing the Debt Ceiling"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

On the July 22 "deadline" for solving the US debt crisis, House Speaker Boehner abandoned negotiations, and President Obama might have sung these lyrics to the tune of TOS from Rodgers & Hart's 1930s musical Evergreen.
The world's hysterical
Because Ameri-Cal [1]
Has wrought high government spree.
So to some other place, investors flee.

Far Right guys keep their oath [2]
To sever leaping growth.
They took more governed in tent, [3]
And through wry hatred, roiled my government.

Our budget's overdue; [4]
Old debt ceiling's clearly through.
Spend in spite
Of its height. [5]

I've tried to hide the pain;
Plundered "trust" funds mount .. er .. wane.
Health care I can't
E'er recant.

I whisper, "Go away, sly Grover
Norquist; [6] ne'er
Will nouveau faithful toadies over-
see Hill's lair." [7]

I'll shove debt ceiling o'er;
Revenues, enhanced galore,
Must soar above.

[1] Includes state governments like California's.
[2] They signed a "No New Taxes" pledge.
[3] Refers to the 2010 elections.
[4] None passed since May 2009.
[5] The $14.29 trillion limit was reached on May 16.
[6] Originator of the pledge in [2]
[7] "Tea Party" electees won't dominate Congress.

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Barry J. Mitchel - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I just read that on May 16, the Treasury "found" $232 billion using "extraordinary measures" and that pushed the deadline to August 2. Now they found $14 billion more revenue than projected. That's good for 3 or 4 days!
Old Man Ribber - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - I'm just grateful that Geithner and Obama are re-assuring the American public and the world! Great OS and fine BJM sentiments. ;D

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