A storm is brewing in Washington.
It's called the budget impasse.
If nothing is done to stop it,
The destruction will last and last.

This is more than just politics.
Our economy's future is at stake.
Shutting down our government
Is a huge mistake.

Social Security checks will be delayed.
Medicare and Medicaid will be affected too.
And layoffs after layoffs
Will make us feel blue.

Environmental regulations
Will take a sudden nasty vacation.
Programs like Head Start
Will be gutted at the heart.

Educational funding will have to wait
While the Federal Government takes a break.

Holding the budget in such duress
Is going to create a long term mess.