Political Cartoon tread

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Lerner, Jul 28, 2021.

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  1. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    A related note, but not necessarily involving Soros. There have been several "racial justice" activists who have become millionaires through donations and there have been several "racial justice" organizations who have done nothing more than pass on their donations to the Democrat party. This is a game that activists are playing in order to avoid scrutiny. Give their organization a nice-sounding name, do nothing to support the cause they claim to fight for, then shout from the rooftops that anyone who calls them out on their hypocrisy and corruption is actually against the thing that the organization pretends to support.
     
  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I have a very high opinion of the Anti-Defamation League. I haven't seen them getting into political fights outside their focus. They seem to be sincerely concerned about focusing on primarily Anti-Semitic hatred and secondarily Anti-Defamation in general. The Times of Israel has an excellent article that focuses on the ADL role in this matter. https://www.timesofisrael.com/fox-news-removes-cartoon-showing-george-soros-as-a-puppet-master-after-adl-complains/
     
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  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Here's another entry in the "not actually a political cartoon" category, but I came across this painting online and it hit pretty hard. So, I wanted to share it in a place where it might be appreciated.

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  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it's a magic roller and he's painting downward.....?

    It's the optimist in me.
     
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  5. Lerner

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  11. Lerner

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  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Pass on Laffer, for very evident reasons.
     
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  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Any yet the unemployment rate in the US is still near historic lows.
     
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  14. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Trying to make rational sense out of political cartoons is a fools errand. Oops ... sorry, ... that wasn't a political cartoon. My bad, ... hmmm ... I don't know what made me think it might be a political cartoon?
     
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  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I noticed gas was a buck per gallon cheaper.

    Oh, and let's not forget the Flying Ginsu. Or the impressive Covid-19 vaccine roll0ut. Others?
     
  17. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Politically at this moment, this is a very good report for President Biden.

    Credit due for achievements, jobs #s are good, based on the latest report, but still people cant afford the high cost of living and people are increasingly using credit.
    I think the credit debt of people increased.

    On the Inflation reduction act. Is there going to be increased tax bill on manufacturers?

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    There are gonna have taxes getting boosted on manufacturers. What do manufacturers do?
    They make products.
    And if they’re making products and their costs are up — as they currently are already, but if they’re raised even more by the government increasing their tax bill — what happens then?

    Well, prices go up, too, even more than they already have.
    Jobs numbers are good this month, I hope the trend remains next month and going forward.
    But if the jobs numbers are so good, why have we had two quarters of negative GDP?
    What about the debt that’s occurring? What about us the costs, the expenses that people are dealing with?
    This is where people ask, “Well, hold on a second. Which one of these things is actually the more accurate sense of where we’re going?
    National debt increased by $8 trillion. We’re looking at long-term structural issues here and risks, structural risks in the economy. And the addition of household debt is also deeply concerning.
    People can’t actually pay for things.
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    Only two weeks ago people were debating if we are going in to recession.
    These Jobs numbers make pretty clear we are not in a recession. We don’t add half a million jobs when in a recessionary environment.
    The pandemic hurt many - looking at the data that came out on household debt surging to a new all-time record high, $16.15 trillion.
    American families have taken on $2 trillion of debt just since the pandemic.
     
  18. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    This is a good question that is open to debate. As time goes on it likely will be more clear.

    One interesting theory I saw, that had a lot of back up data presented along with the article, was that it likely had to do with the recent past shipping shortages. Many businesses were having trouble getting goods delivered that were needed for manufacture or for sale. There was a back log and in response more orders from different sources were made. So, as the orders have now all been fulfilled many companies are now overstocked. So they have reduced their orders in the short term while consuming their overstocked shelves and warehouse supplies.
     

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