Sunday, September 4, 2011

Harry Potter And The Deathly Deficit

Cartoonist Ruben Bolling presents an imaginative spinoff of the "Harry Potter" fantasy series. In it, young Harry is introduced to logic-defying fiscal conservatism, including the crazy views that tax cuts increase government revenue and, when applied to the wealthy, create jobs, and that funding Planned Parenthood causes the deficit to skyrocket. What Harry learns is so preposterous that even he is skeptical of the magic, otherwise known as Republican voodoo economics (cartoon available in larger version):

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