Sing a Song of Sequestration

Well, thanks to President Obama, we avoided a “Fiscal Cliff” by adopting his plan to implement automatic spending cuts – sequestration – if Congress and the President couldn’t agree on some package of (Republican) spending cuts and (Democrat) tax increases to offset (the President’s) increases in deficit spending.

With sincere apologies to Country Joe and the Fish, sequestration is now here, so let’s all sing the “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die from Sequestration Rag”:

Well, come on all of you, big Senate men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He’s got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in budget land
So forget Obama’s spending’s on a deficit run,
Instead, just have a whole lotta fun.


And it’s one, two, three,
What are we working for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop’s Entitlement Land!
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,

Sequestration = DEATH! (not really)

(click to enlarge)

Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
As into the toilet this economy goes.
There’s plenty of good money to be made
By supplying ObamaCare with the tools of its trade.
But if “Hope and Change” starts to work too well,
Watch as your company goes straight to hell.


Well, look out generals, take cover fast;
Huge defense cuts are coming to pass.
Soon, you’ll be unable to kill terrorists
Even as they work to tear our country to bits
‘Cuz you know that peace can only be won
When the “Department of Peace” has finally begun.


Come on single mothers throughout the land,
Grab all those benefits while you can.
Come on fathers, and don’t hesitate
To abandon your children before it’s too late.
And you can be the first ones in your block
To say you own an illegal Glock.

(chorus to fade)

Original words and music to “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag” by Joe McDonald © 1965; renewed 1993 by Alkatraz Corner music Co, BMI.

Thanks for reading!

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