The Debt Ceiling According to Dr. Seuss
This is a great and fun post I found on Shawn Smucker’s blog. He was kind enough to let me share it with all of you. Hope you enjoy it!
I’m Uncle Sam I’m Uncle Sam Uncle Sam is who I am That Uncle Sam! That Uncle Sam! I do not like that Uncle Sam! Do you like your debt with ham? I do not like it, Uncle Sam. I do not like my debt with ham. Would you like it here or there? I would not like it here or there. I would not like debt anywhere. I do not like my debt with ham. I do not like it Uncle Sam. Would you like to raise the ceiling? Or prefer to keep them reeling? I would not like to raise the ceiling – “that means no end” is what I’m feeling. But leave them reeling? That’s not fair. I would not like it anywhere. I do not like my debt with ham. I do not like it, Uncle Sam. Should we take it from the poor or should we take it from the war? Oh do not do not from the poor. You should not could not from the war. Perhaps we’ll tax the upper class, or charge a little more for gas? But the rich create the jobs, even though they’re mostly snobs. No matter what, they’ll pay less tax. Their lawyers rule – now that’s the facts. Not from the war, not from the poor. I would not like it here or there. I would not like debt anywhere. Would you? Could you? In your car? Take it, take it, here they are! The debt’s already bought my car. You should have seen that from afar. You may like debt! You will see! You may like it in a tree! I would not, could not, in a tree. Not in my car! You let me be You can not cut it from the poor. You will not cut it from the war. You will not raise that silly ceiling, You do not want to leave them reeling. I do not like my debt with ham. I do not like it Uncle Sam How about we print more money? Now wouldn’t all of that be funny? Now Uncle Sam don’t print more money! That does not seem remotely funny! Perhaps we’ll shout and sell more bonds? Or pay our states to build more ponds? Then all the money comes right back, delayed, disguised as income tax. You could not, should not sell more bonds. It makes no sense to build more ponds Not in the dark. Not more money. Not in my car. You let me be. I do not like my debt with ham. I do not like it Uncle Sam. You do not like it, so you say. Try it! Try it! And you may. Try it and you may, I say. Uncle Sam! If you’ll let me be, I will try debt. You will see…… Say! I really like this Uncle Sam! I like that debt has built this land! So I will take it in my car, and I will let you print more money. And I will let you sell more bonds, and all of it will seem quite funny. We’ll raise the debt and help the poor. We’ll raise the debt and make more war. I’ll gladly pay much more for gas. I’ll gladly tax the upper class. Oh thank you, thank you, Uncle Sam! I really like this thing called debt. I’ll learn to love it – don’t you fret. (Disclaimer – I do not know enough about this issue to have any sort of real stance on it, thus the Dr. Seuss approach. Many of the things I write on this blog have a point. Please do not mistake this for one of those posts).
Thanks Again Shawn for sharing. Keep up the great work!
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