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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oligarchy

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; Take a look in Tiffany’s store, glistening once again With Wall Street bonus trinkets all aglow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Art flies from Christie’s. But the amazing sight to see is the tax cut guarantee For the most wealthy. Hedge funders content, still paying 15 percent Is the wish of Boehner and Mitch. Help these hurt least by financial crises Is the Chamber of Commerce pitch. And the GOP and Tea Party can’t wait for Congress’ new session. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go. There’s treats in the tax break deal for all the very well-heeled: Estate tax gifts for billionaires, you know? It’s beginning to look like oligarchy Secret campaign gifts Give scions power in Congress halls to force jumps to all their calls, Always good and swift. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas If you’re doing drugs. Look at unemployed stats; foreclosures still roaring fast, ‘merican dreams and life savings both mugged. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Food bank grocery lists. The only break the unemployed see is 13-month’s reprieve jobless benefits. Aid and career counselors for jobless 99ers Was the wish of Bernie and friends; Help through COLAs for veterans and grandmas; Was the hope of liberal House Dems; Both crushed, progressives now all dread Congress’ new session. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go. There is a poisonous pill slipped into the tax cut deal: Robbing Social Security, oh no! It’s beginning to look like oligarchy. Soon budget cuts will start And the thing that will make them sting is the knowledge that you bring Of the pain they’ll impart. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go. Take a look in Congress Hall, middle class badly mauled, By demands from Republicans, you know? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Debts are racking up; To help jobless 15 million, the bill’s $900 billion -- With the wealthy’s cut. A steady job with good pay, health benefits to stay Is the wish of the middle class. A good economy; hope, security Are the goals of the working class. But they know Congress handles their concerns very last. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; No money for construction or local government bond funds. The stimulus will be much too low, so It’s beginning to look like oligarchy; Shake hard workers down And give to the wealthy few, untrue to the red, white and blue, Their greed has no bounds.

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

1951 -- Meredith Wilson It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Toys in ev'ry store But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door. A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Soon the bells will start And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.