Regular readers know that I get very excited when I see signs that more and more people are realizing that the real fiscal problem is big government. Even if the sound analysis comes from foreigners or international bureaucracies.
Deficits and debt are bad, to be sure, but they are best understood as symptoms of the underlying disease of excessive spending.
With that in mind, we have two cartoons that correctly identify the real threat to America’s future.
Here’s Lisa Benson showing the President enjoying a dance with his first love at the inaugural.
And here’s a Jerry Holbert cartoon capturing the rapacious appetite of a bloated public sector and the impact on society.
Except Holbert seems to emphasize deliberate destructiveness, rather than the blundering incompetence in the Allie cartoons.
But the net effect is still the same. Big government is counter-productive government.