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Cartoon Week in Review

Every Friday, we collect the best political cartoons of the week and throw them into one big, glorious slideshow for you to enjoy.

Every Friday, we collect the best political cartoons of the week and throw them into one big, glorious slideshow for you to enjoy (click here to view this week’s slideshow).

This week’s news was dominated by Congress and Obama finally agreeing on a compromise to raise the debt ceiling. Unfortunately, that didn’t do much to settle nervousness on Wall Steeet, which saw its largest one-day decline since 2008.

So sit back, relax and have a quick laugh at our new Cartoon Week in Review cartoon slideshow.

Bill Day / Cagle Cartoons (click to view slideshow)

 

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

2 replies on “Cartoon Week in Review”

 Your “cartoon” entitled “Top U.S. Threats In…” appeared in the Albuquerque Journal today.  You have totally infuriated me with the whole scenario.
 
I started working when I was 15 years old thus started contributing to Social Security with my first paycheck.  I turned 65 this year after working all the years except the first few years of child rearing (during which I volunteered for the schools, civic boards, etc).  You draw a little old lady in your cartoon holding a sign “entitlements” along side Bin Ladin and Sadam, two evil men.
 
I don’t understand how you define “entitlements” but I disagree that Social Security is an “entitlement” in the context you wrote in front of the old lady holding a sign.  I’m a decent citizen and a caring person who donates for the less fortunate.  You must see the difference.  “Entitlements” refers to the lazy butts who won’t work, accept food stamps year upon year, have never paid taxes, keep having children.  To see welfare, medicaid, etc. in the same light as Social Security is absurd!
 
Mr. Cagle, I’ve paid into medicare, social security and paid taxes for nearly 50 years. I live my life in a frugal manner.  I entrusted the government to return it when I retired and needed it to balance a budget, and to live independent of social assistance.  I see Social Security as my loan to the government which has been raided!    President Clinton gets lots of credit for balancing the budget, but no one is remembering his raiding of Social Security to achieve that goal!  The government made us working American’s a deal just like all the other countries from which they have borrowed money sinking us further into debt.  What’s next – no value on our U.S. Savings Bonds? 
 
You’re a Boomer (born 1956), too.  Draw your own face with the two deplorable men.  You owe an apology to your viewers! 
 
Patricia in Albuquerque

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