Buzz Ballad: New Debt Ceilings Are a New Spending Floor

---apologies to Paul Simon, and "One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor"

There is a debt ceiling here

Because we're deeply in the red

And there's some hard feeling on

The Congress floors

Because the Tea Party oppose

What the Democrats propose

To raise taxes and to spend a lot more

It's just those no-budget blues

And when you spend without rules

A raised debt ceiling

Is a new spending floor

A raised debt ceiling

Is a new spending floor

Where did the Stimulus go?

Don't you ask the CBO

No shovel-ready jobs materialized

They say that the economy

Has had a big recovery

But instead I believe my own eyes

They want to savage defense

And bloat up entitlements

Remember new debt ceilings

Are a new spending floor

New debt ceilings

Are a new spending floor

But the economy could be rebuilding

If Congress would just reshuffle the game

Stop spending more than it makes

No matter how much it takes

Regulatory agencies must be tamed

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New debt ceilings are a new spending floor

You bet

New debt ceilings are a new spending floor...

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