Recession, or depression?

Here's a little ditty from the last Depression...well, okay, from a musical about it.  It's funny.  Who knew "Annie" could be so mean?!?!

Today we're living in a shanty
Today we're scrounding for a meal 
Today I'm stealing coal for fires
Who knew i could steal? 

I used to winter in the tropics 
I spent my summers at the shore 
I used to throw away the paper-- 
We don't anymore!

We'd like to thank you: Herber Hoover
For really showing us the way 
We'd like to thank you: Herbert Hoover 
You made us what we are today 

Prosperity was 'round the corner 
The cozy cottage built for two
In this blue heaven 
That you gave us 
Yes! We're turning blue! 

They offered us Al Smith and Hoover
We paid attention and we chose
Not only did we pay attention 
We paid through the nose. 

In ev'ry pt he said "a chicken" 
But Herbert Hoover he forgot 
Not only don't we have the chicken 
We ain't got the pot! 

Hey Herbie 
You left behind a greatful nation
So, Herb, our hats are off to you
We're up to here with admiration 
Come down and have a little stew 

Come down and share some Christmas dinner
Be sure to bring the missus too
We got no turkey for our stuffing

We'd like to thank you, Herbert Hoover 
For really showing us the way 
You dirty rat, you Bureaucrat, you
Made us what we are today
Come and get it, Herb!

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