Though it may not be among the most popular musical genres on Znet, I have a soft spot in my heart for country music, and occasionally tune in to the local Clear Channel station. It is not usually the place for critical economic commentary, but John Rich’s new anthem “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” is receiving substantial airtime and temporarily filling that void. Here’s an excerpt:
About how their losing billions and it’s up to me and you
To come running to the rescue.
Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear.
They’re selling make believe and we don’t buy that here.
Because in the real world they’re shuttin’ Detroit down,
While the boss man takes his bonus paid jets on out of town.
DC’s bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground.”