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February 8, 2016

Web Comic Riffs on Jim Moran’s Plea for Higher Pay

Internet celeb Remy Munasifi has worked up a new tax day ditty ridiculing wasteful government spending, tedious filing practices and a certain Virginia pol’s pitch to have Uncle Sam slip lawmakers a few extra bucks.

In his latest bid to again strike viral gold, the right-leaning comedian twists Pharell’s smash hit “Happy” into an anthem for those beset by paying their fair share.

One of the talking heads featured in the video is ID’ed as Rep. Jim Moranmor — a none-too-veiled-shot at Virginia Democratic Rep. James P. Moran, who recently told our colleague, Hannah Hess, that Congress-folk can no longer afford to live in This Town.

“We are so underpaid,” the Moranmor character mutters as the song begins to trail off.

We suppose Moran could shrug off the critique as more of the same from random Internet haters. But Munasifi — assuming the acid-tongued troubadour still hangs his hat in Arlington — is, theoretically, a constituent:

And dude’s been sticking it to local politicians since at least the fall of 2006.

That’s when the parody songwriter strummed his way into a nail-biter of a Senate campaign between then-Sen. George Allen, R-Va., and Democratic challenger Jim Webb by introducing the world to the “Macaca Blues”:

Rock on, Remy!

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  • Layla

    “You can’t afford to live in this town”….oh, the irony of that statement.

    Who’s fault it that, Mr. Moran? Oh…’s yours! How about we build you an army barracks? Or better yet, just leave you to fend for yourselves, like every other American who cannot afford to live, due to your actions.

    Paying too many taxes? High utility bills? Everything out of reach for you now? You are responsible for all this. Just how in the hell do you expect everybody else to live? If you can’t manage your own finances, we must be fools to expect you to manage ours.

    How about we begin by cutting the size of this monstrous, overreaching federal government? In fact, I’d suggest you begin by cutting back on just about everything… we have.

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