Monday, February 16, 2009

The Stimulus Bill – a Final Note by Groucho

Kudos to John Lofton of for the idea underlying this article. He played this song on The American View Radio Show which I heard this weekend.

One would not be too far off if the approach or attitude toward the 111th United States Congress and especially toward any and budget-busting (mis)appropriations, bailouts and so-called economic stimulus bill was that of which Groucho Marx once sang.

In the 1930s Groucho sang a song called “I’m Against It.”

Here is a YouTube video that captures it followed by the lyrics to the song . . .

I’m Against It

I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I'm against it.

Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.

I'm opposed to it,
On general principle, I'm opposed to it.

[chorus] He's opposed to it.
In fact, indeed, that he's opposed to it!

For months before my son was born,
I used to yell from night to morn,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And I've kept yelling since I first commenced it,
I'm against it!

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