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[00:00.41]Ladies and gentlemen, you coulda been anywhere in the world tonight
[00:04.12]But you're here with us in New York City
[00:06.40]Are you ready for a cabinet meeting?
[00:10.37]The issue on the table Secretary Hamilton's plan to assume state debt and establish a national bank
[00:17.62]Secretary Jefferson, you have the floor, sir
[00:23.15]Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
[00:25.18]We fought for these ideals we shouldn't settle for less
[00:27.67]These are wise words, enterprising men quote 'em
[00:31.13]Don't act surprised, you guys, 'cause I wrote 'em (ow)
[00:34.87]But Hamilton forgets
[00:36.13]His plan would have the government assume state's debts
[00:38.87]Now, place your bets as to who that benefits
[00:41.37]The very seat of government where Hamilton sits
[00:45.37]Oh, if the shoe fits, wear it
[00:47.36]If New York's in debt why should Virginia bear it?
[00:50.38]Uh, our debts are paid, I'm afraid
[00:52.64]Don't tax the South 'cause we got it made in the shade
[00:55.89]In Virginia, we plant seeds in the ground
[00:57.88]We create, you just wanna move our money around
[01:00.65]This financial plan is an outrageous demand
[01:03.38]And it's too many damn pages for any man to understand
[01:06.65]Stand with me in the land of the free and pray to God we never see Hamilton's candidacy
[01:11.14]Look, when Britain taxed our tea, we got frisky
[01:13.88]Imagine what gon' happen when you try to tax our whisky
[01:18.13]Thank you, Secretary Jefferson
[01:20.38]Secretary Hamilton, your response
[01:25.64]Thomas, that was a real nice declaration
[01:27.89]Welcome to the present, we're running a real nation
[01:30.42]Would you like to join us, or stay mellow
[01:33.42]Doin' whatever the hell it is you do in Monticello?
[01:36.14]If we assume the debts, the union gets new line of credit, a financial diuretic
[01:41.15]How do you not get it, if we're aggressive and competitive
[01:44.38]The union gets a boost, you'd rather give it a sedative?
[01:47.16]A civics lesson from a slaver, hey neighbor
[01:49.88]Your debts are paid 'cause you don't pay for labor
[01:52.63]We plant seeds in the South. We create.Yeah, keep ranting
[01:55.89]We know who's really doing the planting
[01:58.38]And another thing, Mr. Age of Enlightenment
[02:01.13]Don't lecture me about the war, you didn't fight in it
[02:03.40]You think I'm frightened of you, man?
[02:05.42]We almost died in a trench
[02:06.65]While you were off getting high with the French
[02:09.64]Thomas Jefferson, always hesitant with the President
[02:11.63]Reticent there isn't a plan he doesn't jettison
[02:14.14]Madison, you're mad as a hatter, son, take your medicine
[02:17.15]Damn, you're in worse shape than the national debt is in
[02:20.13]Sittin' there useless as two shits
[02:22.16]Hey, turn around, bend over, I'll show you where my shoe fits
[02:26.14]Excuse me, Madison, Jefferson, take a walk
[02:29.40]Hamilton, take a walk, we'll reconvene after a brief recess, Hamilton
[02:35.29]A word
[02:36.80]You don't have the votes (you don't have the votes)
[02:40.30]Aha-ha-ha ha
[02:41.79]You're gonna need congressional approval and you don't have the votes
[02:47.63]Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder
[02:51.34]Why he even brings the thunder
[02:56.34]You wanna pull yourself together?
[02:58.11]I'm sorry, these Virginians are birds of a feather
[03:00.57]Young man, I'm from Virginia, so watch your mouth
[03:03.33]So we let Congress get held hostage by the South?
[03:07.11]You need the votes
[03:07.70]No, we need bold strokes, we need this plan (no, you need to convince more folks)
[03:11.94]James Madison won't talk to me, that's a nonstarter
[03:14.18]Ah, winning was easy, young man, governing's harder
[03:16.93]They're being intransigent
[03:18.19]You have to find a compromise
[03:19.45]But they don't have a plan, they just hate mine (convince them otherwise)
[03:22.68]What happens if I don't get congressional approval?
[03:25.73]I imagine they'll call for your removal
[03:29.01]Figure it out, Alexander, that's an order from your commander