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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Baby Gets the Bill

Eagle-eyed BorgFan asks in a comment if I have used the baby-gets-the-bill image before. Indeed I have. The cartoon is from 1985, and I was as incensed then as I am now that "fiscally-conservative" presidents were declining to pay for their own messes.

Reagan promised to 1) cut taxes, 2) increase defense spending, and 3) balance the budget. This paradox was supposed to happen through the miracle of supply-side economics. When, at the end of his term, he had accomplished the first two items and the budget was hopelessly, wildly, unprecedentedly out of balance, the ever-charming president grinned and said, "Well, two out of three ain't bad."

I will never understand why Reagan is a hero to fiscal conservatives.


at 10/16/07, 6:24 AM Anonymous vote democratic if you want life to be better said...

I will never understand why Reagan is a hero to fiscal conservatives.

its all about personal greed. conservatives appeal to the dark side, the hell with society, take whatever you can for yourself.

simple, eya.

at 10/16/07, 7:42 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asking people to take responsible for their own actions, to stand up when someone is trying to crap on you, and to work. This is the dark side? A balance budget... why is this so important? Do you personally have a balanced budget? How much are you behind with your house payment, cars, and second homes whatever. You call it greed when we want something for our families, you want to tax people for coming up with the new mouse trap because it's unfair that they have more money than you. Why is it that? I always here about society and its needs, I think the difference between Conservatives views and Demarcates views is this. Conservatives believe society is made of individuals their families and Conservative is to take care of your own. Since you are taking care of your own society is taken care of. Where Democrats believe we are in a global society where we should take care of everyone. It takes a village rather than a mom and dad. I am personally in the middle. Most people I know are in the middle. They want what is good for their family but want to give a hand up but not a hand out. To be honest we need a third party because in any argument there are two sides to every story and then the truth. It does not matter who we or you or I put into office they are crooks, and will not make life better for any of us. We need a third party! Not so simple, eya

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

This is what I love about Reagan!

at 10/16/07, 2:30 PM Blogger Jim Borgman said...

OK, now the conservatives are arguing that there's nothing wrong with deficit spending. We are through the looking glass, people.

at 11/4/07, 11:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax the rich, pay the poor, til there are no rich no more.
(Only tax someone else's wealth- I wanna keep my own !)

This is a true bipartisan dilemna, once conservatives (like George Schaefer) and liberals (like Jim Borgman) attain enough wealth to become philanthropists and redistribute large amounts of income.

at 11/19/07, 12:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately, Webster left the word "promise" in his dictionary

at 11/19/07, 12:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA and responsibility are oximorons, ie, americans are babies

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