Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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  1. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Too much starch in your panties this morning?

  2. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Darned right! Let them eat cake!

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    I agree. Their mascot should be a skunk or a platypus to show how wretched or out of time they are.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    You don’t cure an illness by killing the patient.

  5. jonpeterson001

    jonpeterson001 said, about 3 years ago

    So either you feel the hungry can starve to death quietly, or you feel by simply cutting $, that it will magically go only to the GOOD people who need it, and not the lazy. If you want reform, great…REFORM. Instead we simply cut everyone’s benefits b/c of a few bad apples. Good people will suffer b/c of this.

  6. Mark

    Mark said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah. The bad economy had nothing to do with the increase of foodstamp recipients.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Cats are picky eaters.

  8. legacyshooter

    legacyshooter GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


  9. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 3 years ago

    It’s amazing to me how the spin on this has been effective for one party, and not the other. The $40B is not, I repeat, not a slash, but simply a paring down of the increase, and this is over a period of 10 years. Instead of rising 65% as the Democratic party had wanted (to a CBO estimated $764Billion, the “slashing” the Republicans did will only allow food stamps to rise 57% (to a CBO estimated $725Billion) over that period. Democrats have done an excellent job of painting the Republicans as against the poor and hungry, when both parties plan to expand food stamps over the next 10 years, it’s just a question of how much.

  10. robnvon

    robnvon said, about 3 years ago


    Shouldn’t it be a “fat cat”?


  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Hmm, Mike has drawn “Gizmo”, one of the cats my son “inherited”. Gizmo will spend hours staring at a blank wall, waiting for something to happen, or maybe just seeing something that doesn’t exist?

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago


    Skunk for sure.

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago


    And look just what happened in eighteenth century France to the Aristocrats that said just that! Hey, Mr. “I do not care” wealthy, meet my new friend, Mr. Guillotine. Don’t lose your head over it!!!

  14. nate9279

    nate9279 said, about 3 years ago

    Yes!!! Thank you, Mike Luckovich!!! I was feeling so sorry for elephants being maligned by their association with Republicans!!!! Instead of a cat as the new symbol though, I recommend a honey badger, ‘cause they just don’t give a sh**!!!

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Excellent point. I mean that; thank you. Let’s build on your point: what do CARE, UNICEF, and other relief organizations provide for the truly starving?
    Rice, Beans, Nuts, and other healthy foods that fill the stomach and provide nutrition. What do we provide for hungry Americans? The “Dollar Menu”, high in fats, sugars, and sodium, low in protein. Alternatively, there are many products available at the local grocery that provide mass quantities of high-fructose corn syrup (sugar), dextrose (sugar), maltose (sugar), maltodextrose….you get the picture. Oh, and don’t forget growth hormones and antibiotics, all of which are still protected by a generous farm bill that ONLY had room to cut food stamps; agribusiness is subsidized just as much as ever.
    I believe the correct answer is to restrict the types of foods that food stamps are allowed to buy. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats (doesn’t have to be vienna sausage, but doesn’t have to be lobster tails either), nuts, grains. Or is that too much like a nanny state?
    And let’s not forget that the end result of making sugary, salty, fatty foods the most affordable is diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis resulting from too much pressure on joints. Penny-wise and pound foolish.

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