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Song Parodies -> "Have Yourself A Scary Fiscal Cliff Crash"

Original Song Title:

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Original Performer:

Perry Como

Parody Song Title:

"Have Yourself A Scary Fiscal Cliff Crash"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

If the U.S. House, Senate and President fail to agree on a bill before adjourning for vacations until January, new taxes related to ObamaCare and higher ones for Medicare, Social Security, income and the dreaded AMT will take effect. My parody based on TOS assumes that no compromise is reached.
Have yourself a scary Fiscal Cliff clash;
Let two parties fight.
From now on our tax bills will be out of sight.
Where is Christmas? Dare we share real Christmas?

Have your wealth impaired by Fiscal Cliff clash;
Take home downsized pay.
From now on deductions will be filed away.
All you're earning, soon D.C. is burning.

Some contend, as in Clinton's days,
Happy tech-boom days before,
Budget trends brewing clear surplus
Will appear to us once more.

Through the years we all will pay together,
If tax rates allow.
Angry whining starts upon the highest brows.
Can't have your pelf; must share your Fiscal Cliff cash cows.

Wince with pain, as in golden years,
We behold inflation soar.
Heathcare lends fewer years to us,
Filling fear in us once more.

Through the food banks all will eat together,
If those plates allow.
Hang up dining, cars, Poupon and higher Dow,
And have yourself prepared for Fiscal Cliff crash now.
I leave the automatic spending cuts for the military and discretionary programs for another parody.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 6

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Timmy - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Another good fiscal cliff parody. Only a few more days until they all go on vacation.
Patrick - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Through the food banks all will eat together. Such an ominous line. Health care leave fewer years to us. That's how they solve the Social Security crisis, just make sure we all die before we can collect.
WarrenB - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
A fine rhyme, Mr. Barry.
Leough - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
555! Echoing Timmy's comment.
Jonathan - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
"insert witty comment here" 5's
Meriadoc - December 11, 2012 - Report this comment
So who's playing the fiddle while DC burns?
Barry J. Mitchel - December 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Timmy, Patrick, WarrenB, Leough, Jonathan and Meriadoc. I forgot in my intro to mention the death/inheritance/estate tax increases.
I'd change "Fiscal Cliff cash cows" to "little-missed cash now" for top 2%.

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