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Election promises, glibly spoken,
Are easily made - and easily broken.

They're frail and fragile and slightly brittle,
So why complain if they crack a little?

The promise made was a cut in taxes,
And every moment the burden waxes;

We won't be harsh in the way we judge it,
But where, oh where is the balanced budget?

And, 'spite of promises, officeholders
Are twice as heavy upon our shoulders.

But why be sore at a broken promise?
The powers that be can always calm us.

And when one promise has cracked in two
They'll give us another that's nice and new!

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