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Paul Szep

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  1. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 4 years ago

    So… he’s calling anyone who votes for Romney a “pig”, right?
    That’s about all I can get from the picture.

  2. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Voting for Romney/Ryan is the equivalent of voting for a 3rd term of Bush/Cheney. That’s what I get from this comic. No Thanks

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Heavens man, it is a political editorial cartoon, stop taking it literally (anymore that you can take a conservative cartoon literally). What is being stated is that greed is a pig like virtue. Ever seen a group of pigs at a feeding trough?

    He is not literally calling those that vote for Romney pigs!

    One problem that I see however is the more extreme view cartoons on both sides will not be helping ANY winner in this election to pull the country together to face our many problems in the next term, and that means either President Obama or candidate Romney!!

  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Darren – I think more poignant is that he uses the tired and worn word Greed.

    To some – Greed refers to one of the 7 deadly sins (those sins that aren’t specifically banned in the bible but take our focus away from God).

    To Liberals like Paul Schlep (though he is one of man many people) Greed refers to a state being where the target of this insult makes and unspecified amount more then the person calling them greedy AND is unwilling to surrender it for the common good.

    Quite often the person using the word Greedy makes several assumptions: 1) The person who has the money never earned it, 2) If they did earn it, they must have done it through netharious means because the person hurling the epithet hasn’t been as successful and it couldn’t be because the target was Smarter or more industrious then them, 3) They have been cheated in the current economy and the greedy one should make them whole whether they have ever met or not.

    We need to turn this country around and to do that we need several things to happen: 1) We need to recognize and reward excellence, 2) We need to encourage risk taking, 3) We need people to take pride in self sufficience and be ashamed of dependency. What I have just said is anathema to the liberal agenda so you won’t ever hear Mr. Obama support these ideas.

  5. Krazy Ig Katz

    Krazy Ig Katz said, almost 4 years ago

    “…clutching forks & knives to eat the bacon.”

  6. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    This refers to Orwell’s political novels.

  7. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    As if greed stops when you adopt am economic & political system that depends on the inherent Goodness of Humanity. Russian and Chinese communist bureaucrats never act lazy or demand bribes. Zimbabwe, anyone? North Korea? France before or after the revolution?

    Capitalism does not deny greed but builds in checks and balances. I can only make money if I make other people happy. (Sorta like the Golden Rule.) I can only risk my own money, not the masses’ by gov’t fiat. I bear the brunt of my own bad decisions.

    Our constitution has checks and balances because our founders admitted people are greedy. France’s revolution just gave us the reign of Terror and Napoleon.

    Seems we could use a little more reality-based economics & politics.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Capitalism does not deny greed but builds in checks and balances.

    There is no built in checks or balances in a purely capitalist economy. If a large company finds itself challenged by an upstart with a much better product, the large company merely has to buy the other company out or try to force it out of business. We’ve seen it time and time again. The government is therefore needed to add those checks and balances. Our problem today is that government all too often sides with business to the detriment of the consumer and tax payer.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Eric Blair’s father worked for the British Empire, getting the Afghans to grow opium, for the Brits to take to China, and subdue the population for their empire. Blair disliked ALL totalitarian regimes, Marxist of Fascist, and his novels warned against absolute power, corrupting absolutely.

    The Reagan administration began rolling back all those “checks and balances” that regulated “Capitalism”. “W” and the Republicans in Congress took that on with a vengeance, making not just “profit”, but yes, “greed” not only acceptable, but admirable.

    There ARE those in “the plutocracy” with a sense of conscience, but Mitt and friends like the Koch brothers and Adelson, are NOT in that component of the one tenth of the one percent at the top.

    The ’toon may be a tad “over the top”, but not my much.

  10. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    the exact same cartoon can apply to trial lawyers funding the Obama win.

  11. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    re. NeoconMan “As you and I know, greed is good.”

    Greed is not good. It is an evil twisting of perfectly reasonable “self interest”, And since the battle line between good and evil run through the heart of every man, we need a political & economic system that acknowledges and checks that.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah people who in the last 4 years have seen their paychecks on average DROP over 4 thousand a year or are unemployed or losing their home or going on food stamps in record numbers to feed their families or can’t even afford to fill up their car with gas to take their kids to school………THEY MUST BE GREEDY TO WANT SOMETHING BETTER!

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Four legs good, two legs better.

  14. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    re. “So who’s really greedy?”

    I am, you are. Capitalists, consumers, comrades, kings, peasants, priests. Obama, Romney.

    At least

    Different people in diverse positions in sundry societies express it differently. But we all have that selfish pull that compromises the good we do or want. It needs to be checked or limited.

    “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”
    - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  15. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    I agree in that calling an entire political party Greedy Pigs is not very productive of the cartoonist.

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