Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Should have been SPECIAL INTEREST LOBBYIST. The DEBT is the elephant in the room. I guess that’s what makes him a hack. And a proper label would have been too small to read, I suppose.

  2. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 3 years ago


    Perhaps your eyeglasses need to be adjusted. First if you check your constitution you will find that lobbying your government is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Now I will certainly agree with you that greedy politicians have corrupted the system. But we have a solution for that it is called an election. Remove the corrupt politicians do not remove a constitutionally guaranteed right. As for your suggestion that the national debt is too small of a issue to be concerned over, I suggest a more thorough reading of economic theory.

  3. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I guess Matt Bors belieives $17,142,301,996,251 is a small number. Pity.

  4. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Not at all, JmcaRice. He’s once again pointing out how bad a ton of the syndicated political cartoonists are who get carried by the big papers. Why are the papers running these really bad cartoons that we see again and again.

    Like the one where Obama is driving a car labeled DEBT right off a cliff with poor Uncle Sam in the back seat. Total hack job and we keep seeing these hack cartoonists sending it to print.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    As seen in many amateur videos, gorillas are very good at accurately slinging their feces at onlookers that irritate them. These days on the Internet, analogically speaking that seems to be considered incisive commentary. Yeah, I like that: Anal Logic.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Yes, a Progressive would see it that way instead of as defacing public property and nothing more than cheap graffitti.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    It appears that, so far, Swims with Sharks is the only person who understands Mr. Bors’ point. I recommend reading his comment, for those who need guidance. Hint: Note the title: The Hack Editorial Cartoonist.

  8. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    If you don’t have anything to comment on, please don’t.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    Koko “A Talking Gorilla,” under the research of Dr. Penny Patterson, was given an “understudy” named Michael.

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I did not imply that I would deny the 800 pound gorilla its right to sleep, eat or defecate anywhere it chose to do so, only that the debt is not an 800 pound gorilla, as it is clearly the elephant in the room of which no mention is made without some embarrassment.

  11. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I am wondering if Mr. Bors went to the zoo and immediately had that impulse (perhaps with a different label) and decided to make a cartoon about it.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Or worse, that the horrors he has seen in editorial cartoons has seared itself into his mind so that he cannot look away from it, sort of like having Jingle Bell Rock running through your head all day long.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Hahahahahahahaha…hehehe…..(sigh)…looked at “realistically”……..yeah.

    So tell me, what IS your “realistic” view of a 17 Trillion dollar debt (and increase of almost 8 trillion over the last 5 years)? And while we are at it, what do you think about a “debt limit”? Is that a stopping point? No? Then why have one?

    Money is an arbitrary imaginary thing. Money has NO VALUE other than what you and I assign it. But that is the system all humans everywhere have adopted in order to form and maintain a system of trade. (we used to barter but that was a L O N G time ago)

    Since we use money as a tool, those who accumulate it also accumulate power.

    Those who desire that power will lie cheat steal and murder to obtain it.

    Thus enters corruption into government, the seat of power.

    Be that as it may, we have the system and must work within it’s confines.

    DEBT is a LACK of money. IF you are in DEBT then you have lost POWER.

    So one should naturally strive to resolve debt not regularly increase it.

    Will we ever pay off the credit card? Who is liable for this payment? What happens when those you borrow from call in the principle? If you have no money (power) then can they creditors then take your assets? With all your assets gone how do you support yourself? Where do you reside? How will you eat? What doctor will treat you?

    You are at the mercy of those you borrowed from. Slaves.

    So – realistically- how important is it that we OWE OTHER NATIONS to the tune of
    $17,000,000,000,000.00 plus?

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Money is a banker’s tool to separate the productive from the fruits of their production.

    Money is intended as a means for the productive to exchange their labors, serving as a medium for exchange, and allowing you to turn your annual labor into whatever goods and services you may require or desire without having to specifically deal only in straight barter.

    We have a debt ceiling because the keepers of the purse, the Congress, have allowed the Executive branch the authority to issue debt, although that power is strictly reserved for the Congress.

    So now, the President can author debt in the form of bonds without the benefit of Congressional overview.

    To maintain some form of their sworn duty and Constitutionally mandated authority, they set a limit on how much debt the President may issue.

    As we can see, however, if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but if you give an alligator a hand he will immediately set about to devour the rest of you as well.

    There is, for the moment, no debt ceiling. The President may emulate the B-52s Legal Tender in the basement with his heavy equipment to his heart’s content.

  15. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think most people, at least those who have achieved the “American Dream”, have one of those 800 lb Gorillas in their homes, don’t they?

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