"MAN WAS HARDLY UP AND WALKING BEFORE MONEY STARTED TALKING" (Song - "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler" - By Tom Paxton)
The guys who penned the following great song got there approx 60 years before Paxton. When will we rumble these crooks ? My advice is to keep your money under the bed.
"They used to tell me I was building a dream And so I followed the mob.
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear, I was always there, right on the job.
They used to tell me I was building a dream With peace and glory ahead --Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread?
Once I built a railroad, I made it run, Made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad, now it's done --Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick and rivet and lime.
Once I built a tower, now it's done --Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once in khaki suits, gee, we looked swell Full of that Yankee Doodle-de-dum.
Half a million boots went slogging through hell, And I was the kid with the drum.
Say, don't you remember they called me Al, It was Al all the time.
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal --Say, buddy, can you spare a dime?"
(E. Y. HARBURG/JAY GORNEY) (1932) America.