Buzz Ballad: The Charge of the Light Worker

The Charge of the Light Worker

---apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade"

Half a bill, half a bill,

Hundreds of billions,

To the fiscal cliff of Debt---

Now sixteen trillion.

"Forward!" Light Worker said,

"Charge what we want!" he said

On the fiscal cliff of Debt,

Now sixteen trillion.

"Forward!" Light Worker said

"Though we're deeply in the red,

I'm doing what I said

When I thrilled millions:

The Treasury my "stash,"

Green energy plans rash,

Billions in crony cash,

Off the fiscal cliff of Debt,

Now sixteen trillion."

"Regulate industry,

Depress the economy,

Create false scarcity,

Cut back oil drilling.

Let entitlements swell;

Make our defense a shell;

Into the jaws of Debt---

How great? no one can tell---

Now sixteen trillion."

Flush'd down fed'ral programs,

Flush'd down his healthcare scam,

Threat'ning with the taxman

Any who would protest

His road to ruin.

Heedless and unafraid,

The press acting to aid

Dissimulation

His plans had long been laid

The land to do in;

The bill came back much more

Than sixteen trillion.

"Regulate industry,

Depress the economy,

Create false scarcity,

Cut back oil drilling.

Let entitlements swell---"

That's how a nation fell,

Freedoms tossed down a well,

Into a maw of Debt

How great, no one can tell

All we know is that it's

Now sixteen trillion.

Would we were as we were

Ere half the land preferred

Public trough swilling.

What a profound error

To let the Light Worker

Squander our trillions!