David W. Watts, Lamont AB 2 September 2006
CHORUS Scuttle the investments, escalate the costs
We’ll turn a modest profit into a whopping loss
State enterprise that pays its way musn’t come across
So lay the assets on the block and put them to the toss.
A few years back the BC Rail was doin’ quite OK
But Gordon said “To sell ‘er off, I’ve got to find a way.”
Set a private eye around the clock to tail the CEO
And found him shacked up with a VeeP and said “You have to go.”
500 years or more ago King Henry couldn’t wait
He needed to secure his place as England’s Head of State
Sold off the country’s monasteries, gave them to his friends
Who all filled out their IOUs to back him in the end…
The Tudors and the Campbells, the Henrys and the Gords
You’ve got to watch their money trail, don’t worry ’bout their words
A lie or two is nothing new, but beware with whom ye lay
And if you’re King or Premier, (it’s) the people have to pay.
Accounting ain’t a science it’s really just an art
To know where you’ll end up, you pick the spot you start
Then pull the plug, let flow the gas in a mighty fart
Free Enterprise, that’s how she works: leave it to the mart.
The moral of this story is really plain to tell
If you buy when you invest or build, you can lose out when ye sell
So if you want to make a change no one can turn around
Just sell the house for firewood, and let it all burn down.