News In Rhyme
Iran threatens oil embargo
There once was a country named Iran
That was more of a pariah than Sudan
Ruled by an ayatollah
They made a threat
To make Europe fret
Those European oil sales they would ban
Due to rising tensions and increasing embargos, Iran has threatened to cut oil exports to six European countries.
Obama submits 2013 budget proposal
Obama's administration has been all about money
Because our budget is so large it's not even funny
It includes goals like the payroll tax
And making sure loopholes aren't so lax
It does not touch programs of entitlement
But just because to Congress his proposal is sent
Does not mean it will go very far
Because stiff opposition the Republicans are
So Obama should hold off on the champagne
But most think he doesn't care because it's just for the campaign
Obama submitted his budget proposal to Congress, which Republicans allege is merely a campaign document.
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