Sucker born every minute

Inspired by the political ads urging Ohio voters to “Vote No on Issue 5” because it’s the “job-killing issue”, I wrote a parody song based on “A Sucker Born Every Minute” from the broadway musical Barnum.

There’s a sucker born every minute
I tell them jobs are threatened, nothing more

Like lemmings they walk through the door

Go to the booth and step inside

And ’cause I fed them bonafide

Baloney, with no truth in it

You can bet they’ll put their check mark next to NO

Yes there’s a sure as shootin’ sucker born a minute
And they’ll gladly let me cart away their dough

I’d write another verse, but political attack ads don’t last that long.

A “NO” vote on Issue 5 will strike down a new law putting a 28% cap on the interest payday lenders can charge on their little two week loans, allowing them to continue charging as much as 391%. If it “fails”, it will truly be because there’s a sucker born every minute, and Ohio has received more than its share.


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