Skip to comments.Obama and the Seuss-quester
Posted on 02/23/2013 1:27:32 PM PST by IbJensen
On Pennsylvania Avenue, right near the end, there lived a President who wanted to spend.
He knew spending meant power, so hour by hour, he thought up more spends from his Washington tower.
Ill spend without limits; Ill spend without blame! Raising taxes to paythats the name of the game.
Down the street, though, a House filled with thriftier folk had a budget to pass, or the countryd go broke. We cant spend all day; weve got bills to pay! Lets keep deficits and higher taxes away.
The Senate next door to the House just refused. We dont like your budget. Weve got some bad news: The President says we can spend all we want, and well simply raise taxes whenever we choose.
So they spent and they spent and they borrowed some more. And when all that was spent, they spent same as before.
But not everyone thought the spending was nice. In the House and the Senate, some spenders thought twice. Well cut down on spending. We have a bad feeling thenSMACK!right on schedule, they hit the debt ceiling.
Then the Presidents office, confronted with debt: If its cuts they want now, then its cuts they shall get. Well threaten such cuts that NO one would take, and show them that cuts are not smart to make.
This will make Congress move. Well just float out a tester broad, haphazard cuts that well call the sequester.
The Senate and even the House said, Okay! That will motivate us to find a good way. Well figure this out and stave off those cutsto allow them to happen, wed have to be nuts.
So the deadline was set, but the spending went on. A year and a half had soon come and gone. The House passed a budget; the Senate said no; the President very much enjoyed the show.
Spend higher! Spend faster! Grow the welfare rolls! Soon, love for the spending will show up in the polls. He even raised taxes, but it wasnt enoughthe levels of spending grew too fast to keep up.
Dont you mind the sequester, he told Capitol Hill. You said you would fix it, and Im sure you will.
But they could not agree on ways to cut spending, and before they knew it, the sequester was pending.
Oh no! they all cried. We cant let these cuts stand!
And the President said, WHO thought of this terrible plan?
They didnt remember his plan all along. He distracted them with his spending-cut song. Now he returned to save them from harm, and to keep them forgetting all but his charm.
So the President said with a glint in his eye, You tried to cut spending. I saw how you tried. But its just too painfulIm sure you can see. From the beginning, you should have listened to me.
Ill save you all from the spend-cutters axes. You see, the solution is just to raise taxes.
We dont know yet how this story will end. Will Congress raise taxes and continue to spend? We need a balanced budget with smarter cutsreforming entitlements will take guts.
We're told that Wild Boars can't be domesticated and can survive in the wild with complete indifference to other animals. If we listen closely around the woods in D.C. we'll hear their snorts and grunts chanting :
" So they spend and they spend and they borrowed some more. And when all that was spent, they spent same as before.'
Take any opportunity to mock them.
Hopefully they will start rocking back and forth and then do the right thing.
Seuss-quester - clever.