This cartoon is probably more amusing than the OWS jokes I posted a couple of days ago.
Making fun of looters and moochers is good sport, of course, so the cartoon is appealing in that regard.
I’m not comfortable, though, with the imagery of a rich guy who looks like he is from Wall Street.
Give me a group of honest rich people, folks who have accumulated wealth by providing value to the world, and I will defend them to my last breath.
The crowd on Wall Street, though, sometimes likes to put its snout in the public trough.
That irks me for three reasons.
First, I’m strongly opposed to bailouts.
Second, I viscerally despise government activities that redistribute from the poor to the rich.
Third, I loathe crony capitalism that gives well-connected rich people an advantage in the marketplace.
But the cartoon is funny, so let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good. Enjoy and share.