(Sung to the tune of “Blue Moon”)

Paul Ryan has said that the writings of Ayn Rand were
what inspired him to go into public life. —News reports

Ayn Rand
Because of you I’m now free.
Because of what you have taught,
I know it’s all about me.
Ayn Rand
You taught we should be ambitious,
And strive to be avaricious,
Since money’s truly delicious.

And we shouldn’t share a nickel of this money
With citizens who can’t prevail.
The government is not the Easter Bunny.
The poor are weaklings who deserved to fail.

Ayn Rand
Before you I was immobile
But then you taught me to know
That being selfish is noble.