Ode to the welfare state

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    ODE TO THE WELFARE STATE

    Back in 1949, Republican Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the Congressional Record the following poem, describing its author 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, bub, 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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