Mitt’s Speculative Financial Fiction

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Since Romney’s not releasing his returns, everyone’s having some fun with imagining what’s in them. I recommend checking out Jen Sorensen’s and Ted Rall’s take on it if you haven’t already.

I’m finally done with moving and back on my normal routine of sloth interspersed with manic battles against deadlines. More stuff should be appearing more often. Hooray!

The Disenfranchising Games

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These kind of shenanigans are going on in a lot of states, mostly those with Republican governors, but I focused on Florida and Pennsylvania since they’re the most likely to affect the outcome of the general election. It’s just one of many reasons why the electoral college is garbage.

I’m almost done with moving and settling into the new place. Hopefully I’ll be back up to speed next week … if the heat wave doesn’t turn me into a puddle of goo.

Silly Season Stories

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This is traditionally the time of year when the media is even shittier than usual. There really is no such thing as a slow news season, just a time when journalists are feeling lazy. I guess I’m technically part of the media, but if you saw my bank account, you’d forgive me for not giving a shit for a week or two during the summer.

The Wikipedia entry for silly season is pretty interesting. If you like cucumbers and pickles.

In Boardrooms Across the Country …

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Corporate profits are at an all-time high, but for some reason the economy’s still in the shitter. The reason? Trickle down economics doesn’t work. Corporations have no incentive to increase wages or create jobs, unless they’re thinking about the long-term macro-economic picture. If the rabble class has a few extra dollars, they’ll spend it immediately and create a multiplier effect on the larger economy, including the 1%’s obscenely large portfolios. But greedy fucks tend not to be that insightful.

Unions used to be around to fight for this stuff, but a bunch of dum-dums got conned into cheering their decimation thanks to the crab mentality. Now we’re all working our asses off, increasing productivity for corporate bottom lines without any benefits to ourselves. Shit is fucked up. If you’re not angry, you’re either rich, stupid or both.

Congratulations! You’re Still Insured!

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Obamacare and Romneycare are both flawed, but they are better than the alternative of going without health insurance. Thanks to Romneycare, I have a PCP and can get preventative care on the cheap, unlike most of my freelancing brethren.

I was fully expecting the Court to scrap the Affordable Care Act, so I had to come up with this cartoon very quickly before my Friday deadline. Maybe I can use Romneycare to get an Adderall prescription the next time I have to pull an all-nighter. (Joking! Caffeine hasn’t failed me yet.)

I forgot to mention it last week, but I’ve been doing The Strip for over a year now. The time has flown. Because I’m drawing cartoons all the damn time.