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This Senator Changed The Words Of A Christmas Carol To Make It About Tax

David Leyonhjelm is here to sing about tax in parliament and it's enough to make you want to cancel Christmas.

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Liberal Democrat and Crazy Uncle of the House, senator David Leyonhjelm, has ushered in the festive season early by launching into song in parliament to make some sort of point about tax.

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Leyonhjelm's party believes Australians pay too much tax, and argues for less public spending.

Earlier this week David Leyonhjelm gave a speech in parliament arguing that childless families pay too much tax.

The song starts with the line, "On the first day of Christmas, my treasurer sent to me, a tax on the elderly...y." And basically goes downhill from there.

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In his pre-amble to the song, Leyonhjelm said he had penned an ode to the government's five tax and superannuation bills put to the senate in 2015.

Namely, "More FBT (fringe benefits tax), more CGT (capital gains tax), seafarers tax, slower deductions and a tax on the elderly."

While everyone else in the senate sits in silence, considering what poor life decisions led them to be here in this room, listening to a libertarian sing a tax carol.

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Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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