Labor Day Song – Scott Walker Blues

by Ben Hoffman

Scott Walker Blues – Ben Hoffman

There’s a crisis in the dairy land,
born from austerity.
100 thousand protesters
marched on the cheese city
to fight state budget cutting
laid upon the workingman’s back.
They lost the first battle.
Scott Walker won his power grab.

Early in the morning,
Mark Miller told Democrats
to bring along a change of clothes,
“We won’t be coming back,
until they stop this motion
to take away the worker’s rights.”
But Walker got his cronies
to undermine the Wisconsinites

The Budget Repair Bill
took away the right to strike.
They demonized the teachers union
said “They got the life.”
And pundits on Fox “news” say,
“State workers are uninspired.
Just how hard would you work
if you knew that you couldn’t get fired?”

Born to a preacher man.
A religious man is he,
Next on the agenda:
Legislate morality.
But church leaders don’t buy it.
They’re giving the worker’s a hand
by defending the unions
and helping out the common man.

There’s a crisis in America
born out of corporate greed,
and apathetic citizens
sit back and watch it bleed.
But one week in Wisconsin,
the anger could not be diffused.
There ain’t no doubt about it,
Wisconsin’s got them Scott Walker blues.

6 Comments to “Labor Day Song – Scott Walker Blues”

  1. This web site is top notch progressive propaganda — George Orwell and Michael Moore would be proud…

    • Thanks. The recording’s a little rough. I wanted to get that out for Labor Day and didn’t have time to hone my recording skills. There’s not a whole lot I can do about my voice. 🙂

  2. Mr. Hoffman,

    I imagined a voice like Broderick Crawford . So that’s what you sound like . Good thing I know now . If I am ever at a Tea Party rally and a counter group shows up, I will know who to be afraid of . 🙂

  3. Ben – good stuff and your voice (quite good!) is a complete surprise! You don’t sound at all like the grouchy grinch persona you’ve worked so hard to portray 🙂

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