European economics for beginners

(For anyone unfamiliar with English nursery rhymes, this is a parody of "There's hole in my bucket".)


There's a crisis in capitalism dear Angela, dear Angela.
There's a crisis in capitalism dear Angela, we're stuffed.

Well fix it dear Sarko, dear Sarko.
Well fix it dear Sarko, Sarko - fix it!

With what shall I fix it, dear Angela, dear Angela
With what shall I fix it, dear Angela, with what?

With tighter fiscal stringency, dear Sarko, dear Sarko,
With tighter fiscal stringency, Sarko - spend less.

But how shall I spend less, dear Angela, dear Angela?
But how shall I spend less, dear Angela, but how?

With austerity, dear Sarko, dear Sarko,
With austerity, dear Sarko, with austerity.

But the people won't like it, dear Angela, dear Angela
But the people won't like it, dear Angela, they'll riot

Then send in the plod, dear Sarko, dear Sarko
Then send in the plod, dear Sarko, the filth

But I don't have enough policemen, dear Angela, dear Angela
I don't have enough policemen, dear Angela, for that.

Then hire some more, dear Sarko, dear Sarko.
Hire some more, dear Sarko, some more.

But how will I pay them, dear Angela, dear Angela?
How will I pay them, dear Angela, but how?

Well increase your police budget, dear Sarko, dear Sarko,
Increase your budget, dear Sarko, by 200%.

But how will tax revenues support that, dear Angela, dear Angela
Tax revenues won't support that, dear Angela, they won't.

Then stimulate growth, dear Sarko, dear Sarko,
Then stimulate growth, dear Sarko, stimulate!

But how shall I stimulate growth, dear Angela, dear Angela?
How shall I stimulate growth, dear Angela, but how?

With more capitalism, dear Sarko, dear Sarko,
With more capitalism, dear Sarko, more.

But there's a crisis in capitalism, dear Angela, dear Angela,
There's a crisis in capitalism, dear Angela, we're stuffed.

 
Thursday, 24 November 2011 18:00    Section: General Articles    Author: Tramontana
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