I’m non-partisan and non-ideological when it comes to political humor, or at least I try to be.
Not surprisingly, my Democrat friends very much liked this bit of R-rated anti-Romney humor.
So when someone sent me an email of this video, with “Secret GOP Budget Plan” in the subject line, I knew it was destined for the blog. It’s actually a bit of British humor and not about Republicans, but I think you’ll see why I was amused.
If you like British humor, you’ll also want to see this letter-to-the-editor from an unhappy taxpayer, this modern glossary of financial terms, and this example of politically incorrect terrorism humor.
Now let’s enjoy a couple of cartoons. This first one, from Mike Lukovich, accurately captures the tax debate. Obama is saying “higher taxes for everybody unless the GOP agrees to higher taxes for the rich,” while Republicans are saying “no tax cuts for anybody unless there are tax cuts for everybody.”
But what really makes the cartoon funny is the petulant stance of the elephants. Very effective artwork, mush as I praised Ramirez for the visual genius of his recent cartoon.
This next cartoon also is funny because there’s an element of truth. There’s always a temptation to exaggerate the bad things that supposedly will happen if one’s opponents succeed. Democrats, for instance, look silly for saying the Reagan tax cuts for the “rich” would starve the government of revenue when we now know the rich paid far more when the top tax rate fell from 70 percent to 28 percent.
Likewise, some Republican types got egg on their face for claiming that Clinton’s 1993 tax hike would cause a recession, when they should have made the more modest point that higher tax rates would undermine the economy’s potential growth rate. Anyhow, enjoy the cartoon.
In closing, here’s a link for those of you who want to enjoy some anti-libertarian humor, and it includes links to some other jokes targeting people like me.