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The bureaucrat's memo

Language: English

To the public:

Dear Friends,

I will spend your money as I want to.
I will spend your money on my friends.
I will spend your money,
On rainy days and sunny,
I will spend your money for my ends.
Lovely expense accounts!

I will charge expenses as I want to.
I will party on with all my friends.
I will send the bill on,
Just when I had my fill on
Perks that my position recommends.
And so, the budget mounts!

But what's a little cash if not allure?
Just a wee expense expenditure.
Public debt is just a numbered blur!
And each of us, a blameless bystander!

I will live above you as it should be,
I will live and lavish on my pals.
I will swim in money
That's gotten from you. Funny,
Politics makes such lovely rationales!
Fat cats and bureaucrats!

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