Taxandspendy - with apologies to Lewis Carroll
Twas Budget, and the slimy toad, Did send poor Darling out again, From whimsy were the numbers grow'd, That came from Number Ten. "And use the Taxandspend, old son, The debts that bite, the laws that catch, Entreat the hidden tax, don't shun, The slightest attempt to snatch!" He took his big red box in hand, Longtime to Parliament he talked, And waffled he, for in honesty, He'd given it no thought. And as for more he did beseech, The Taxandspend did once again, Come whiffling through the Budget speech, And charged us as it came! One Two! One Two! For me and you, Our once-full pockets he ransacked, And left us spent, to pay their debts, He crippled us with tax. "And hast thou used the Taxandspend? Come to my arms, my eyebrow'd boy! O Frabjous Day! Calooh! Calay!" Gord chortled in his joy. Twas Budget, and the slimy toad, Did send poor Darling out again, From whimsy were the numbers grow'd, That came from Number Ten.
With thanks to Dungeekin