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Monday, August 08, 2011

That damned Show

What's Mallard raving about today?

Dave Ramsey, Uncle Sam

Well, our problem is now obvious. Uncle Sam is eating money rather than spending it.

For the record...I had to look up Dave Ramsey to find out that he's some sort of syndicated Financial guru who emphasizes debt reduction. Because personal household finances and the finances of the United States Government are exactly the same.


DiR said...

That's not really how taxes and spending works.
Christ, fuck it, I'm just glad we're not getting a week of asinine toilet seat plot.

WV: pionfest. Take that as you will.

Tog said...

Batshit's "I don't watch TV because it's so awful" theme rings even less true than ever once he starts making references to someone like Dave Ramsey. Wikipedia sez: "David L. Ramsey III (born September 3, 1960) is an American financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker..."

...And that's more than plenty, thank you very much. Any one of those roles is an automatic credibility problem, but all four together screams "Sarah Palin-grade media huckster."

Frank Stone said...

I'm guessing this is one of those strips that made sense to Brucie when he scribbled it on the back of a cocktail napkin at 2:00 a.m.

deepbeep said...

Dang, I was hoping for a week's worth of material on how toilet seats expose the hypocrisy of the feminist movement.

Instead, we're about to get economics lectures from someone whose only knowledge comes from calculating the savings of "out the door" Colt 45 specials.

Kip W said...

It's what "Uncle Sam" would look like if he followed the exercise and diet regimen of Mallard Fillmore, and the drinking regimen of Bruce Tinsley.

rewinn said...

Ramsey does not recommend cutting your income, which in the case of Uncle Sam is taxes.

It's nice to see Mallard Fillmore criticize the anti-tax movement!

ajm said...

Taxes are at their lowest rate since 1950. Eat THAT, Tinsley...

Steve-O said...

I agree with Bruce, we need massive cuts in the Department of Defense and Homeland Security.

Tog said...

@Steve-O: ...But then how would we ever complete the Star Wars Missile Defense Shield and protect Wisconsin from Soviet attack?

Farm subsidies can't be cut either, because starch, starch, sugar and more starch are the most patriotic part of this complete breakfast! The only reason Billy's fat is because corn isn't in everything he eats, drinks, and breathes!

No, the solution is to slash all the fat dripping from public education, and science that doesn't kill people, as well as the FDA, the FAA, the EPA and any other impediments to the Free Market Wahoo Let God Sort 'Em Out philosophy. And shoot anyone belonging to a union. (...You know who else belonged to a union? The Soviets!)

According to the Laffer Curve, once the federal government collects NO taxes, it will be 100% funded! No, wait, 300% funded!!

Then and only then will the Already Preposterously Wealthy have the uninterrupted stream of income they desire, and then (and only then) they'll start producing American jobs.

They promised! I didn't get it in writing, but if you can't trust Donald Trump, who can you trust?

Kip W said...

Yes, Tog. Obama had it right. If we just give the GOP what they want without strings, they're sure to treat us right in the future.