May 25, 2018 Tax Bits

Kicking the Can Down the Road

By Robert S. Steinberg, Law Offices of Robert S. Steinberg, Palmetto Bay, FL

(To the tune of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, from the 1969 movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”)

Kickin’ the can on down the road
When responsibility becomes a heavy load
Congress won’t decide.
They kick that ole can again a little bit further.

Because to make a decision takes a stand.
And taking a stand in an election year is banned.
Campaign suicide.
They just kick that ole can again a little bit further.

But they must surely know.
They’re putting on a show there.
And we know here -
A country kickin’ cans is heading nowhere.

Because kickin’ the can on down the road.
Is just like the hopping of a narrow-minded toad.
Feeling satisfied.
But toads never make it to the end of a long road.
Your feet are free.
Kick ‘em out of D.C.

For readers who are unfamiliar with the tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhaXFUvBSsI.