Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Check out the caption, Morty. This cartoon isn’t about income inequality. This cartoon is about posterity. Right now, especially in Europe and here in the United States, wealthy elites and their pet politicians are telling ordinary people that they have to cut back while the lifestyles of the rich continue unaffected. That’s what this is about.

    Since you did bring up income inequality, however, the main cause of income inequality is the absence of communism. As long as you have a capitalist system in which it is considered perfectly acceptable to say that one person’s labor is worth more than someone else’s, you will have income inequality. Moreover, as long as you have that system, inequality will continue to get worse. Until revolution inevitably occurs. That’s the nature of capitalism.

    I have to laugh when you talk about not buying overpriced stuff or imported stuff. Voting with your dollars doesn’t work. Only in small communities. When you say not to have accepted wage cuts and to go on strike and to unionize, I’m right there with you, but you’re kind of conveniently forgetting the fact that the government has been passing all sorts of laws to make it more difficult to do all of those things. The balance between labor and management has tilted decidedly toward management to the point that labor can’t possibly get back to an even playing field. You can’t possibly vote in anyone who would restore a progressive taxation system because there is no one like that running, and no one like that will be allowed to run under this particular political system. Actually, under the present system, there really isn’t anything anyone can do other than whine. The answer is to get rid of the current system.

    But, although that is an interesting subject, and one that I’ve written extensively about and will continue to do so in the future, this cartoon really is about the drive toward austerity.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Adam Smith said, The worst words in any language are, ‘All for us and none for them.’

  3. cgrantt57

    cgrantt57 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Radish…Aerosmith had better words…“eat the rich.”

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 2 years ago

    @cgrantt57

    As did Motörhead.

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    Those seeking a workers paradise always conveniently ignore or forget about the one third of the population that will need to be killed, imprisoned or re-educated to reach their goal.
    Ironic that editorial cartoonists are usually the first to go.
    Leftists never learn.

  6. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, the problem is not “income inequality” it is those who think that they should not have to work and are still “entitled” to money and income. You know, those who have been on wellfare for 4 or 5 generations.

  7. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    They also believe true communism has never been tried and are not capable of realizing that it does not work.

  8. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 2 years ago

    The American Way

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    “Since you did bring up income inequality, however, the main cause of income inequality is the absence of communism.” etc.

    Communism defined:
    1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
    2. ( often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

    A true believer wouldn’t copyright his material. Instead he would allow the common ownership by the community of said material.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    The true definition of Austerity pictured: cut back social services in favor of tax cuts to the wealthy. Its basically what’s killing Greece.

  11. Virgil Kemp

    Virgil Kemp GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    got it backwards . . . SORRY!!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    If I had bet money that the ultra conservative trolls would be out today, I would be among the rich!!

    This , just say no, do nothing Congress, not only the worst in all the history of the US, but the one that owns the worst performance rating in US history, has finally had to compromise. Sorry extremists, but I find that all to the good.

    Now, if the next Congress can start from there (hopefully with more moderates on both sides of the aisle) maybe they can actually get something done. Wouldn’t that be a terrific crock though.

    But the extremists (particularly the ultra conservatives) on these boards will still only be doom and gloom (especially as President Obama will still be POTUS, like it or not)!!

  13. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    Howdy, d_legendary!—-read your ping to me the other day on another comic then lost it in the shuffle…

    So anyway, hello back, and yeah it has been a bit of a while. IMO, those days with fennec and SrBullwinkle and others now gone were more enjoyable. Happily tho’, Gypsy, Neocon Man, Motive, Canuck, Eryx, King of Me, Donald Wiliams, English Teacher, Anthony ####?, and so many more forward thinkers still post.

    That sounded like an Oscar speech, I know—-complete with leaving out many top contributors…hey hold on! Trusted Mechanic, Radish, Morty For, —OK, gotta end it—suffice it to say, I’ve missed many, yet we seem to outnumber the “get off of my lawn!” crowd by a healthy margin!

  14. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I agree. This deal is a liberals wet dream. Higher taxes on ALL and no cuts in spending. Ted should be one happy man!

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 2 years ago

    @zekedog55

    … and so many more forward thinkers still post.
    -———
    It pleases me that you chose to include me. I’m both honored and a tad humbled to be included among those listed.
    Smiley

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