Father must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
We’re living now on Easy Street.
On dough from Washington.
We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam,
So don’t get excercised.
Nobody has to give a damn–
We’ve all been subsidized.
Photo of Pres. Truman and Pres. Obama. The more things change...the more they stay the same.
But if Sam treats us all too well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He’s going to use for money.
Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch
In this here noble plan–
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.
But, father, won’t there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.
While the preceding is applicable in the class warfare President Obama and congressional Democrats are currently engaging in, take heart in noting it was entered into the Congressional Record in November of 1949 by Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-OH). It seems the Democrats’ free-spending ways, general fiscal irresponsibility, and class-warfare tactics have deep roots.
Click here to view a PDF of the poem and report of it being in the Congressional Record from the November 4, 1949 New York Daily News.
Irreverent View would like to thank John Foster of Tampa for sharing the Daily News article.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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