So I guess it was only a matter of time before we got some cartoons about sequestration.
But I don’t like most of them because they imply sequestration is a bad thing.
But this Lisa Benson cartoon is worth sharing if for no other reason that it calls attention to the fact that people are myopically fixating on a very small sequester while ignoring a giant long-run entitlement problem.
The good news, for what it’s worth, is that the House of Representatives voted for good entitlement reform in 2011 and 2012. So it’s theoretically possible that we may deal with that meteor before it causes a Greek-style meltdown at some point in the future.
I also like this next cartoon, produced by Jerry Holbert, because it shows Uncle Sam as a big fat slob.
The obvious implication is that government is too big and needs to be put on a diet, with is the same theme we get with this cartoon about redistribution, this cartoon about the VAT., and these cartoons about Obama’s agenda.
The problem, of course, is that the sequester is too small. But at least this cartoon suggests that the problem is too much government spending and that Uncle Sam needs to lose some weight.
Enjoy, and please share widely.