Now while Maria El Gobierno was beautiful, her heart was wicked and evil, and she was very vain and incapable of love. And she did much enjoy pitting her two suitors against each other for her own amusement and to keep them off balance.
And thus it came to pass that Maria El Gobierno did tell Pablo El Vago that, since Pedro El Pueblo had so much money, he should give some of it to Pablo. But that, since Pedro was stingy, Maria would take some of Pedro's money and give it to Pablo. And this she did.
And robbing Pedro to pay Pablo became a habit of Maria El Gobierno's. And Pedro did admire Maria El Gobierno because she told him the money was going to charity, while in truth she used it to buy Pablo's affections. And Pablo did shower Maria El Gobierno with much love and kisses.
And it came to pass that Pablo did become dependent on Maria El Gobierno for all his needs – for his food and for his clothing and for his housing. And Maria El Gobierno did have to take more and more money from Pedro El Pueblo to support Pablo El Vago.
And Pedro El Pueblo did at last become suspicious, for he could see that Pablo El Vago was living better than he was – and Pablo El Vago didn't work. And Pedro El Pueblo did wax wrathful with Maria El Gobierno for deceiving him.
And so it came to pass that Pedro El Pueblo did leave Maria El Gobierno and did go to a distant land to work and spend his money. And Maria El Gobierno was left with Pablo El Vago, who would not work and who was now poor again. And they lived miserably ever after.
(Translations: el gobierno = the governemnt; el pueblo = the people; el vago = the loafer.)
President Obama will be airing his State Of The Union address before Congress tomorrow evening. The centerpiece will be a proposal to steal more from Pedro El Pueblo and give more to Pablo El Vago. Is Jimmy Carter's '70s coming back?