Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hollingsworth Hound In “Starve The Beast”

In Ruben Bolling’s cartoon, rich Uncle Hollingsworth tells a bedtime story to his nephew Pendrick alluding to the expression that came to the fore under Reagan: “starve the beast”–the beast being government. To achieve this vision, Republican administrations have run up the deficit with tax cuts for the wealthy and unfunded wars–then claimed that we have to cut spending and shred the social safety net. Watch as Pendrick has a nightmare that tells him we haven't quite reached Reagan’s “Morning in America” (Click on the image to enlarge):

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