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Buddy Can You Spare $85-Billion?

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They used to tell me I was building a dream
And so I followed the mob.
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear,
I was always there, right on the job.
They used to tell me I was building a dream
With peace and glory ahead --
Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run,
Made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad, now it's done --
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower, up to the sun,
brick and rivet and lime.
Once I built a tower, now it's done --
Brother, can you spare a dime?

“Brother, Can You Spare A Dime”

By E. Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney, 1932

 

 

 

Buddy, Can You Spare $85-Billion?

 

By Eric Malone

September 18, 2008

That sound you hear is not the dull thud of watermelons exploding as investment bankers hit the pavement from a 42-story fall on Wall Street.

No, you don’t need to worry about them; they’ll be just fine. They got Bernanke Bailouts!

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Eric Malone has been writing about politics with a sardonic sense of humor through more than one apocalyptic Administration. He is a subversive dedicated to revolution through thoughtful laughter.

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