Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for January 10, 2009

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    riley05  over 15 years ago

    I wish this didn’t make so much sense.

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    fogey  over 15 years ago

    Ben (when asked what the Constitutional Convention had produced) said, “A Republic!” (NOT a Democracy). But just as ‘Democracy’ has become the politically correct word for our government, Americans of the next century will probably talk about a “Madoff” (rather than a PONZI) scheme.

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    Akenta  over 15 years ago

    At least the strip didn’t call us a democracy, just said we were founded on the principles. But fogey, I’m afraid you’re correct about another future term.

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    Virgo7 Premium Member over 15 years ago

    The USA as a pyramid scheme

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    pschearer Premium Member over 15 years ago

    The Lefties don’t dare really understand America because it would require them to admit how un-American they are.

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    ralphman  over 15 years ago

    this one is deeply disturbing because it is so close to the truth.

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    foxglove16  over 15 years ago

    pschearer, get your head out of your a** or the Anne Coulter book, whichever one. They’re so similar…

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 15 years ago

    What he said was, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” I could say a lot of things here, like, “Then why are hundreds of thousands people trying to get into this country all the time, legally or otherwise, and I don’t see anywhere near as many trying to get out?” But what I will say is, if you don’t like this country, go live somewhere else, for Christ’s sake!

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    snapper1  over 15 years ago

    Ouch, everyone’s getting a little testy. Chill out folks, it’s only a cartoon, although one that’s hitting a little too close to home.

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    True_Liberal  over 15 years ago

    “I’d love to see an American government that wanted to serve all the people & help the disadvantaged & oppressed rather than helping the wealthy get wealthier…”

    MatthewJB, I have lived in countries such as you describe, and in their egalitarian quest, everyone winds up equally poor. Give me a country with incentive for individuals to succeed, not one which wants to “spread the wealth around”.

    DeeBerg13 has correctly described the incentives this country creates, and folks from those benevolent egalitarian nations (see above) often risk their very lives to come here.

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    Brainiak  over 15 years ago

    What we have here is failure to communicate!

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    TheWildSow  over 15 years ago

    Is that Ed Asner playing John Adams?

    Ben looks disturbingly like Dick Cheney!

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    tototiti  over 15 years ago

    It could also be that immigrants are needed to feed the big Madoff scheme: we need people to enter at the bottom of the pyramid.

    Countries that “spread the wealth around” (like all of Europe?) don’t need such an intake and in fact they make immigration very hard. It certainly doesn’t mean immigrants don’t want to go there!

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 15 years ago

    tototiti… You want the US to be like Europe? Why don’t you just go live there?

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    DigitalDave  over 15 years ago

    I love your stuff, Ruben, but this time you’re a little off the edge of the map.

    The financial ripoff artists are the rich and powerful. At the founding of the US, those people were called “Loyalists” not “revolutionaries”.

    As proof of my point, read any history of ANY of the founding fathers AFTER the revolution… they all died penniless, with their families and estates in ruins.

    Many were actually hanged.

    The Founding fathers were not the Ponzi schemers, they were the ones that were SICK OF the Ponzi scemers in London!

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    SeymourDeth  over 15 years ago

    Uhhh, unless I’m completely mistaken, the intent of the comic is to compare and contrast the goals of modern capitalism to the vision of the Founding Fathers. This is done through substitution, a simple literary device which can be quickly identified through reading comprehension and having a sense of humor.

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    Enzo2007  over 15 years ago

    Ahh… a sense of humor… something greatly lacking in the liberal philosophy and mindset.

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    John Glynn creator over 15 years ago

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