This is the Political Economy that Barack Built (A Mother Axelrod Fairy Tale)

From the Collected Fairy Tales of Mother Axelrod

 

This is the taxpayer

Who paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the company that

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the hardworking small businessperson who

owned the company that

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the public school teacher who gave the class

Taken by the hardworking small businessperson who

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the administrator who wrote the curriculum

That directed the public school teacher who gave the class

Taken by the hardworking small businessperson who

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the Department of Education bureaucrat who

Wrote the forms

Filled out by the administrator who wrote the curriculum

That directed the public school teacher who gave the class

Taken by the hardworking small businessperson who

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

This is the president who

Set the policy

That directed the Department of Education bureaucrat who

Wrote the forms

Filled out by the administrator who wrote the curriculum

That directed the public school teacher who gave the class

Taken by the hardworking small businessperson who

Manufactured the cargo that

Filled the truck that

Ran over the IRS agent

That harassed the taxpayer

That paid for the road that Barack built.

 

Moral:  Barack Obama owns everything but if you vote for him or, even better, give a large donation, he might let you keep what he decides is your fair share.

 

Important note: I didn't write the above on my own. I couldn't have done it if President Obama hadn't made those speeches and Elizabeth Warren hadn't given him the idea.