I’m a bit of a nag on getting people to realize that deficits are not the nation’s main fiscal problem. Government borrowing isn’t desirable, to be sure, but our real concern should be a government that is too big and spending too much.
But I may have to give myself the award because I very much enjoyed these two cartoons.
Here’s one from Jerry Holbert, showing Obama blithely unconcerned about the looming debt catastrophe.
And this Ken Catalino cartoon sort of makes the same point, but focusing specifically on the fiscal boondoggle known as Obamacare.
For those who don’t get the “mint” reference, it comes from a disgustingly amusing scene in a Monty Python movie.
And since I’ve already linked to scenes in another Monty Python movie, that gives you an idea of the type of humor I appreciate.
But the serious point to this post is that we will face a fiscal crisis at some point if government isn’t put on a diet.