More fiduciary fun this week. Funds for COVID mitigation measures are being held up in the Senate by Republicans and the usual Democratic suspects to keep Title 42. It was written by Stephen Miller using COVID as a pretext to unilaterally deport anyone seeking asylum from a country where COVID’s run rampant with nary a mitigation measure, like the United States right now, for one example.
Russia invaded Ukraine while I was drawing this. Not good! I’ll do a cartoon about it if I think of anything more insightful than that.
I don’t usually watch local news, but we have another winter storm coming, and was curious what the snow totals would be. There were lots of segments about gas prices, even before today’s invasion. I’m sure price fluctuations are a huge inconvenience to commuters, especially the ones who bought monster truck pedestrian smashers when prices were low.
But other fixed costs have been rising for decades and can’t be ameliorated by downsizing your home and family. If there were signs on the sides of every road illuminating this, maybe they’d get as much attention as car juice.
If you see this cartoon posted as a ridiculously overpriced Non-Fungible Token, it wasn’t me. I don’t know how to do that.
The first relief bill passed and now it’s time to repeal the Trump tax cuts and pass Relief Bill II: All the good shit.
Larry Summers’ photo should be plastered all around the White House with a big note that says, “Do Not Listen to This Man” and his op-eds should be clipped out of the papers before they reach the President’s desk.
A lot of cartoonists have been lured back to drawing Trump stuff this week because of the impeachment trial, but I’m a real sicko for economics.
The residents of Flint, Michigan have been drinking poisoned water for years. It took a national outcry for Michigan’s governor to finally declare an emergency; an emergency created by his administration. This totally avoidable disaster will be conveniently forgotten the next time austerity proponents want to impose cuts on poor communities to fund tax breaks for the rich.
Read the comic at The New York Times.