Cartoon tags: debt ceiling, debt, deficit, deficits, taxes, class war, money, economy, rich, wealthy, tax breaks, plutocracy, corporate welfare, budget, finance, business, economics, recession
The GOP refuses to compromise on the debt ceiling. "GIVE ME TAX BREAKS FOR PRIVATE JETS OR GIVE ME DEATH!" What other threats might be next?
Health care for poor children axed until passage of a plastic surgery tax credit. "I must keep my face wrinkle-free, dahling, or America will lose jobs!"
No more money for air traffic control until billionaire playboys can write off their joyrides into space. "Whee!" (Planes crashing as private space shuttle takes off) "Look at all the chaos the Democrats have caused!"
Funding for the Coroner's office stops until the local country club can employ slave labor. Republican: "I hope this standoff ends soon! I have to pay for a caddy and there are corpses all over the course!"