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Welcome Rick McKee

I am thrilled to announce that we’ve added Augusta Chronicle cartoonist Rick McKee to our site and to our Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.

I am thrilled to announce that we’ve added Augusta Chronicle cartoonist Rick McKee to our site and to our Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Rick is a talented cartoonist with a very unique drawing style, and his conservative opinions set himself apart from most cartoonists that tend to drift more to the left.

A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Rick has been editorial cartoonist for The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia since January 1998, and in 2006, McKee was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Along with everybody else.

Make sure you bookmark his page to keep up with this latest work, and check out some of his recent cartoons. Welcome aboard Rick!

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.

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The dinner menu leaves out the plate of the fat cats.  It also masks that the bloated part of the Federal budget is the 1.4 trillion defense budget.  It also ignores that a good part of the 
Federal debt was incurred by giving tax cuts to the rich and subsidies to big industries, while supporting 2 trillion dollar wars.  It also ignores that a good part of the debt was for tax cuts to the working class and a good part was to pay the benefits for the victims of the Bush recession.
In in all, Fox in cartoon form.  Where is Wall Street?  That’s where the money is; isn’t that where the satire should be directed? 

Stereotyping protesters dishonors the First Amendment.  Ignoring the piled up plate of the corporations distorts the reality which good satire is supposed to expose.

How about George W.’s plate?  Shouldn’t it be filled with the dead souls of the U.S. military and the thousands dead in the Middle East?  Mighty tasty with a dash of indifference.

How about George W.’s plate?  Shouldn’t it be filled with the dead souls of the U.S. military and the thousands dead in the Middle East?  Mighty tasty with a dash of indifference.

How about George W.’s plate?  Shouldn’t it be filled with the dead souls of the U.S. military and the thousands dead in the Middle East?  Mighty tasty with a dash of indifference.

Demonizing corporations is counter productive. They are in business to make money for their shareholders. Unless you have stock in their company, they don’t owe you a thing. I’m not rich. I’d like to be, and don’t like the idea that if I become successful running a small business and make $250k I will suddenly be considered rich. As small businesses go, $250k is peanuts, so stop using wage earner mentality when talking about business income. I also don’t like the idea that if I become really successful and move out of my garage and become a multinational corporation (like Microsoft or Apple), then somehow I am now evil and should be taxed at whatever Congress decides is a rate that is socially responsible. If tax laws in this country make my company uncompetitive, then I have the responsibility to my shareholders to do whatever I can legally do to become competitive again, including moving operations overseas. Furthermore, if I make money overseas, I will pay taxes to the country I am doing business in, and don’t need anybody in this country implying that I and my company are evil for not paying taxes to this country on income that I make overseas.

On the other hand, deregulating banks to provide mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them was stupid. Banks made unwise decisions, but they made those decisions because they were legally allowed to do so. Banks are also businesses, and are in the business to make money. Because they are using your money, they need controls to force them to be very careful with it. If that means somebody on food stamps can’t buy a house, so be it.

One last thing. Failing to regulate the insurance industry has resulted in huge profits for insurance companies and lousy medical coverage, as well as another cost that eats into my hypothetical company profits. If you want somebody to demonize, I recommend the insurance industry.

Demonizing corporations is counter productive. They are in business to make money for their shareholders. Unless you have stock in their company, they don’t owe you a thing. I’m not rich. I’d like to be, and don’t like the idea that if I become successful running a small business and make $250k I will suddenly be considered rich. As small businesses go, $250k is peanuts, so stop using wage earner mentality when talking about business income. I also don’t like the idea that if I become really successful and move out of my garage and become a multinational corporation (like Microsoft or Apple), then somehow I am now evil and should be taxed at whatever Congress decides is a rate that is socially responsible. If tax laws in this country make my company uncompetitive, then I have the responsibility to my shareholders to do whatever I can legally do to become competitive again, including moving operations overseas. Furthermore, if I make money overseas, I will pay taxes to the country I am doing business in, and don’t need anybody in this country implying that I and my company are evil for not paying taxes to this country on income that I make overseas.

On the other hand, deregulating banks to provide mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them was stupid. Banks made unwise decisions, but they made those decisions because they were legally allowed to do so. Banks are also businesses, and are in the business to make money. Because they are using your money, they need controls to force them to be very careful with it. If that means somebody on food stamps can’t buy a house, so be it.

One last thing. Failing to regulate the insurance industry has resulted in huge profits for insurance companies and lousy medical coverage, as well as another cost that eats into my hypothetical company profits. If you want somebody to demonize, I recommend the insurance industry.

wow.  does Mr. McKee know that Obama’s administration has set records on deportations of illegal aliens?  At what point has Mr. Obama said that he wants more illegal immigration?

Will Mr. McKee be drawing any cartoons related to reality?

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