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Glory, Glory to the Poor Old Working Man

by Carl White

A patriotic, tongue-in-cheek jab at the politicians in Washington pointing out how they fail the public trust but still ask for your tax money each year. Sung to a rousing version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
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Glory, Glory To the Poor Old Working Man:
If the Founding Fathers and ALL of the Founding Moms were around today, they would be blasting out this song from shore-to-shore. This tongue-in-cheek ditty – sung by our own Uncle Sam – takes a good swipe at the politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington, DC.
Even while our good Uncle tells you not to worry about how the deficit is skyrocketing and how ineffectual the government is, he still asks you to, "...just send your money on, c/o Uncle Sam in Washington." After all, "Tax Time is Here!"
So download this tune, play it for your friends, play it at rallies, and burn a CD to mail to your representative in congress. Hey, and send a copy along with your taxes this year! Those IRS employees will enjoy it too. After all, they're pretty pissed off about how the government mismanages our tax dollars; and they see it first hand.
The only way Americans can ever return to some sane tax policy is to overhaul the way the government reaches into your pockets each year... AND how they spend the money when it's in the politicians' hands.
So always be involved: VOTE! Write your representatives and tell them how you feel. And PLAY THIS SONG from coast-to-coast to let Washington know that ALL of American counts - and not just for those living in DC!

Thanks
Wayne Henderson and Carl White

ps - By the way, this song was first written in 1986. Since then the US Government's deficit has risen from 446 Billion US$ to 1299 Billion US$. And that is in inflation adjusted cash. That is almost a 300% increase in the budget deficit... which is YOUR money.

•••••••••••••••••• LYRICS ••••••••••••••••••
Glory, Glory to the Poor Old Working Man
© 1985, 2012 Wayne Henderson

Now the government's been reaching in your pockets now for years
But don't you let that bother you - Tax Time is here!
And all across America at a three martini lunch
There's a lot of fat cat business men a thanking you a bunch
Since they haven't paid a single dime of taxes now in years
And they're a drinking fancy drinks while you're a drinking beer.
But don't you let that bother you just send your money on
In care of Uncle Sam in Washington!

Chorus:
Glory, Glory to the poor old working man
He keeps this country strong with his back and with his hands
He gets up in the morning works his fingers to the bone
While the deficit climbs right on….
Glory, Glory to the poor old working man
He keeps this country strong with his back and with his hands
But he can't seem to get ahead no matter how he tries
'Cause it's work, pay taxes and die…

Now Washington hasn't exactly brother spent your money well
But they're having a good time there while the country goes to hell
And Democrats and Republicans they all seem to agree
That what this nation needs is a Bigger Spending Spree!
And they pay a thousand dollars for a twenty-nine cent tool,
But they can't seem to help your kids in the public schools.
But don't you let that bother you just send your money on
In care of Uncle Sam in Washington!

Chorus:

Now don't you lose a wink of sleep - terrorist in your dreams,
If we can ever find the boys, we'll blow 'em to smithereens.
And don't you even worry sister if you're getting old
There will be something there for you when Social Security folds.
And Medicare will pay for all your doctor bills…
EXCEPT FOR THIS! EXCEPT FOR THAT! NEVER BUY MY PILLS!
But don't you let that bother you no send your money on
In care of Uncle Sam in Washington!

Chorus:

Spoken: "Bye, bye paycheck!"


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Hank Jackson

LOL! Well put
This makes me want to laugh and makes me mad all at the same time. The pols in both parties are ruining this country with their tax and spend stuff. I work hard for a living and hate to see my money so badly managed by Washington.
Thanks for a good laugh... especially at TAX TIME!

Lynne Smith

Great
It's brilliant!!!!!!