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Take a peek over Jim Borgman's shoulder

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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Friday, April 11, 2008

Have a Nice Weekend


at 4/11/08, 1:53 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

Unrelated to this cartoon (except maybe for the elephant) I just wanted to post something I saw yesterday. My family and I went to blooms and tunes at the Cincinnati Zoo to hear some great live local music. Anyway while there I saw Thayne Maynard the new Executive director walking around and mingling some but more importantly I saw him with no one watching picking up trash he found.

The reason I am posting this is it makes me even happier and more confident I made the right choice in voting for the zoo levy this fall.

at 4/11/08, 2:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes a democrat to draw a cartoon like this in April
and completely forget about taxes come November. I guess the same logic applies to the difference between a fetus and a baby.

When the current tax cuts expire Jim will have to redo the picture to include something heavier than an Elephant and more painful than a bed of nails.

at 4/11/08, 3:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like bagpipes.

at 4/11/08, 4:57 PM Blogger Philip Shade said...

One could, and I guess I am, point out that doing taxes and paying are two different things.

I loathe doing taxes.

I don't mind paying them, except when they're wasted. (I'm lookin' at you "we lost a trillion dollars" pentagon.)

at 4/11/08, 9:18 PM Blogger Jim Borgman said...

Thanks, Philip Shade! My feelings exactly.

at 4/12/08, 10:47 AM Anonymous Imus B Somebody said...

our tax dollars have been wasted for over 40 years on "The Great Society".
Fighting a war in Iraq is far more worthwhile than creating the perpetual welfare state we're saddled with till hell freezes over.

at 4/12/08, 12:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the current tax cuts expire...

we will all be better off because those who are best off will finally be paying their fair share.

our tax dollars have been wasted for over 40 years on "The Great Society".

ah, yes, still believe in the welfare queen story that raygun dreamed up. sad. how you can conflate a social safety net with the slaughter of millions of innocent people at a BORROWED cost of trillions of dollars really speaks to the lack of intelligence on the part of the right wing.

paying taxes is your responsibility as a citizen of the greatest country to take care of the commons. stop whining and deal with it.

at 4/12/08, 8:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wealthiest 5% pay 60% of tax revenue.
12:43 anon >> How high do you want that to be to make it "fair"?

at 4/14/08, 9:31 AM Blogger Michael said...

They pay 60%, but what percentage of income do they make?

at 4/14/08, 9:42 AM Blogger Jim Borgman said...

As Sigmund Freud once said, sometimes an elephant is just an elephant. As opposed to a symbol of the Republican Party. I just needed a big heavy thing on the guy's chest. Maybe I should have used a piano.

BTW, this cartoon is several years old.

at 4/14/08, 11:54 AM Blogger Philip Shade said...

According to the in 2001 the richest 5% of Americans possessed 68% of the country's financial wealth and 59% of it's net worth.

Depending on how you look at it, they are either paying a representative amount, or a less than representative. In either way, the wealthiest 5% are NOT being unduly taxed on their wealth.

at 4/14/08, 3:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the elephants are taking our proprietary engineering ideas that we come up with 40-90 hours a week and giving them to China, etc for free

at 4/14/08, 3:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

as far as elephants go, you would think that based on this more disastrous new orleans katrina incident, that state at least would vote democrat, like they did a hundred years ago when hoover was in offcie and they blew up the part of the dam in the poor neighborhood so that the rich neighborhood wouldn't get wet; the story goes that the banks that promised to help the poor after the slaughter did not do so, hence a clear migration of blacks and poor whites to the democratic party

(too bad the democratic party can't get their stuff together)

at 4/14/08, 3:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

any way you look at it, the irs is evil

at 4/14/08, 3:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

they can come back couple years later and charge you another $2000 for absolutely no reason at all!!

at 4/14/08, 6:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting (& true) Mr. Shade. Another way to look at it >> which group gets the most back from what they pay?

The lowest 5% gets a fabulous return on their payments (nearly infinite, since they pay almost nothing).

at 4/17/08, 9:49 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...


Well, considering the bottom 5% have almost nothing to begin with, that's some cold comfort . . .

Antonio E. Gonzalez
Los Angeles, CA

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