All get a little thrill
As they take the White House budget
On its journey to The Hill
You’ll hear familiar phrases like,
“Well, this will never fly.”
While others, with annoyance say,
“The ink’s not even dry.”
The most familiar phrasing?
According to the vets here
The folks who say, “That’s D.O.A.”
Before it even gets here!”
But what we saw this weekIs really quite unprecedented
The people rose in outrage
And the President relented.
Tax exempted savingsWhich the government still backs
Would, when you took the money out
Be subject to a tax.
The money was for college kidsSo folks like us could school them
But trying to explain it
Even Gruber couldn’t fool them
The reason that the White House
Says they made the quick redaction?
The rule was controversial
And they didn’t want the distraction
Some were just astounded
You could hear them gasp and golly
While others see this back down
As a footnote to the folly
But scouts are sent ahead
To see the way the tracks get laid
That’s why the world needs poets
And the big bucks we get paid
I see a stand for common senseAnd this is what we learned
Hill 529 will be the mountain
Where momentum turned
The people now are up in armsLet’s keep them on the run
In just this magic moment
The revolution has begun!