Pyramid Scam

Pyramid Scam

I stayed up several hours tonight coloring this cartoon, but ultimately decided it looked better in black and white.

This piece addresses the White House’s recently released Federal budget proposal, and how the squeeze is being put on programs that benefit the middle class and the poor in order to satisfy the demands of the defense budget, and the tax cut “compromise” made between the President and the GOP to continue giving tax breaks to the wealthy. The GOP is represented here by Speaker of the House John Boehner, although I admit he’s not very recognizable at this scale.

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7 Responses to “Pyramid Scam”

By » Tomorrows Blues (February 20th, 2011 at 1:45 pm)

One glaring error, Terrence… there IS no Middle Class in American any more between the poor and the Military Industrial Complex. We’re all either Have-It-Alls or Have-Nots; there aren’t any more Have-Somes.

I think with some camo speedos you could have gotten away without labels.

By » Beijingdreams (February 21st, 2011 at 7:17 pm)


By » Iron Patriot (February 24th, 2011 at 5:01 pm)

Needs more orange, Sin City-style. That Orange Bastard?

The most glaring problems I see with this cartoon are that the populations represented are upside down. The rich are the smallest in number, but are drawn here as about the same size as the middle-class characters, but as though they are much larger in number. And, the poor are being trampled on by the middle-class. I’d love to see your take on a re-think of this one.

The people making the decisions vs the people supporting the big shots and how much strain its putting on them. This economic crisis just puts the problem in the spotlight and their solutions are just to further advance the problem. They need to think of a new solution now that they’ve run the last plan into the ground.

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