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A Government Song

Language: English

The way to manage debt
Is to simply try to get
More of it to pay the bet
While showing no regret.
    Rolling over hefty sums
    While twiddling federal thumbs;
    Spending on one's party's chums
    Is how the future comes.
The way to play for time
Is begging every dime,
While seeking some new paradigm
Aside from sprees of crime.
    The promise and the hope
    Simply cannot cope
    With problems of this scope
    Upon the slippery slope.
The way to manage debt
Is to pay it back, and yet
Government seems quite upset
To shrink their silhouette.
    Government! O, government! O why?
    The way to manage debt
    Is to pay it back!

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
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