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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Guest Author:  Anonymous
Date:  November 16, 2011
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Topic category:  Local Politics & Government

Ode to the Welfare State

In 1949, this poem was entered into the Congressional Record by Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio). It's author was identified only as "a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia".

Democratic Dialog

Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son,
We're living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington.

We've left it up to Uncle Sam,
So don't get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn--
We've all been subsidized.

But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He's going to use for money.

Don't worry, but, there's not a hitch
In this here noble plan--
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.

But, father, won't there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?

My faith in you is shrinking son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.

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