Hark the Congress
(Tune: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing")
parody by Mary Taylor

Hark the Congress and the Speaker,
Out to make our future bleaker.
Though the world may now be calmer,
Still we need another bomber.
Close the schools and burn the books!
Give more money to the crooks!
We can now take heart that Newt
Plans to give the rich more loot.
If you want help from elected hacks,
Send big cash and join their PACs.

Rewritten by co-workers to:

Hark the Congress and the Speaker,
Out to make our future bleaker.
Though the world is now less tense,
Still we spend more on defense.
In spite of growing social need,
They cut corporate taxes with all speed.
We can now take heart that Newt
Plans to give the rich more loot.
Close out workers, no one cares,
Except U.S. workers and their heirs.