Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Barack the Pied Piper

IN HONOR OF TAX DAY TEA PARTIES NATIONWIDE: [this came to me via email. If anyone knows the author, please let me know......
The Pied Piper and a New Acronym

There was a Pied Piper who said “We live in the greatest country in the
world. Help me change it!” *And the people said, “Change is good!”

Then he said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,”…… *And the people
said “Sock it to them!”

“and redistribute their wealth.” *And the people said, “Show me the money!”
And then he said, “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody” *And
Joe the plumber said, are you kidding me?” And Joe’s personal records were
hacked and publicized. *And one lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist
policy?” And she was banished from the kingdom! Then someone asked,
“With no foreign relations experience, how will you deal with radical

And the Pied Piper said, “Simple. I’ll sit down and talk with them and show
them how nice we really are and they’ll forget that they ever wanted to kill
us all!”
Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll give 95% of you lower taxes.” *And one,
lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.”

So the Pied Piper said, “Then I’ll give you some of the taxes the fat-cats
pay!” *And the people said, “Show me the money!”

Then the Pied Piper said, “I’ll tax your Capital Gains when you sell your
homes!” *And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.

And he said, “I’ll mandate employer- funded health care for EVERY worker and
raise the minimum wage.” *And the people said, “Gim’me some of that!”

Then he said, “I’ll penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.” *And the
people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then the Pied Piper actually said, “I’ll bankrupt the coal industry and
electricity rates will skyrocket!” *And the people said, “Coal is dirty,
coal is evil, no more coal! But we don’t care for that part about higher
electric rates.”

So the Pied Piper said, “Not to worry. If your rebate isn’t enough to cover
your expenses, we’ll bail you out. Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles
are over!” Then he said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s
grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free
medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing.”

*And the people said, “Ole`! Bravo!” And they made him King!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and
ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others simply
gave up and went out of business and the economy slowed even further. Then
the Pied Piper said, “I am the Messiah and I’m here to save you! We’ll just
print more money so everyone will have enough!” But our foreign trading
partners said, “Wait a minute. Your dollar isn’t worth what it was. You’ll
have to pay more.”

*And the people said, “Wait a minute. That’s not fair!”

And the world said, “Neither are these other, idiotic programs you’ve
embraced. You’ve become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you’ll
play by our rules!”

*And the people said, “What have we done?”

But it was too late.

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