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Debt-Ceiling Parody Video Skewers Federal Spending

Proving that you can rap about anything, the comedian Remy created a debt-ceiling parody in rap video form. (Here's an interview with him.)

Don't be fooled by rap's refrain: "Raise the debt ceiling." The rap is more Ron Paul than Jay-Z. Remy portrays Washington policymakers as free-spending in their way as any boastful, blinged-out rapper.

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A few samples.

"On the beach getting tanned and sipping Corona, I've got a monetary plan and it involves a lot of toner."

(A shot at Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and his efforts to pump cash into the economy.)

And:

"If you're looking for some cash because things are getting heavy, I've got some big old piles of cash, guess what, they're shovel ready."

(Not a fan of President Obama's economic stimulus plan.)

And:

"Our debt is more unstainable than my rap career."

(Speaks for itself.)