Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons by Al Goodwyn for September 22, 2022

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    cessna172  5 days ago

    this was tried in Finland – no adverse effects.

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    Ballast  5 days ago

    Al is right!

    We need to take stricter measures to wean all those big corporations off of perpetual welfare!

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 5 days ago

    Only in your “mind,” – BADwyndbag!!!!


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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 5 days ago

    We all know giving money to the ‘lower class’ is bad for the ‘upper class’.

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    Rhonda Santis  5 days ago

    Depends. A lot. On how it’s done. Humans do thrive on the right amount of challenge, but they do not thrive on starvation, lack of housing or lack of education.

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  5 days ago

    Apathy ironic that Badwyn and his goons of the Repugnants has none

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 days ago

    So, if your Maga Mob boss (and all his family) has finally been exposed for what he is. Are you good with that?

    Nope. It’s all about the Democrats. Same ol’ same-o.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 days ago

    I guess Goodwyn believes there is NO dependence, apathy, or abuse existing in America.

    But, if actual people were given money, we be overrun with all of those things.


    I guess Al has never heard reports of very rich people spending a LOT of money on drugs, with all the consequences that implies.

    That is, unless, you know, he is LYING. (Not that that would ever happen)

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    baroden  5 days ago

    Well, it would be helpful if ANYONE on the right could provide evidence of systemic dependence, apathy and abuse; something other than Ronald Reagan’s one example of a welfare queen.

    There’s more evidence to support systemic racism creating a forced dependence on welfare systems, but you ignore that. There’s even more evidence showing that welfare support systems help most people get over challenges in their lives and move on to self-sufficiency.

    But when your politics are built on hate, the above narrative doesn’t work.

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    azrael2000  5 days ago

    The “unintended consequences” were very intended…

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    bkincaid  5 days ago

    Does Badwyn have a “guaranteed income” to come up with this lying crap?

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    mourdac Premium Member 5 days ago

    Simplified RW drivel as usual.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member 5 days ago

    Odd. Except for the donkey it looks like Al drew himself getting paid by right wing media

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    The Nodding Head  5 days ago

    See also: 1934. And on and on and on and on…

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    Zebrastripes  5 days ago

    Corps need to pay taxes just like anyone else…they make so much money but yet they get off…NOT FAIR!

    GOP always threatens to cut SS and Medicare..then see how manypeople go on Welfare a, DUH!


    ….but yet they enjoy the money.. two faced greedy baffoons!

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    The Ultra MAGA Deplorable rikki tikki tavvi  5 days ago

    Do you leftist extremists actually see how much you all sound like foreign entity bots? If not, you should step back for awhile and just look at yourselves. I realize that’s a very difficult thing for bots like yourselves but you are by no means passing the Turing test. Be. Better.

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    thelordthygod666  5 days ago

    It’s true, look at all the Social Security welfare recipients that do nothing all day but spout off on internet comment pages.

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    s49nav  5 days ago

    The other bags that you can’t see say “Insolvency” and “Poverty”.

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    darkendale  5 days ago

    How about the “intended consequences”

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    Lola85 Premium Member 5 days ago

    Add to this an over-taxed middle class.

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    grange Premium Member 5 days ago

    That hasn’t been a problem in countries that have a guaranteed income supplement. What can be a problem is companies reducing wages and counting on government to top them up.

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    ChristopherBurns  5 days ago

    I don’t think people like Goodwynn actually read or listen to their fellow right wingers. He probably doesn’t know that Universal Basic Income is an idea supported by Libertarians, like Andrew Yang and Charles Murray. It’s also an ancient idea, the Romans did it. Social Security is UBI for the old.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 5 days ago

    The highest percentage of food stamp/welfare recipients in Missouri are two counties in the bootheel of the state. Those are the REDDEST OF THE RED counties and have voted for trump by huge margins.

    It isn’t the Democrat-run/leaning areas that depend on the government programs the most. By far, the rural Red States/counties are the biggest user of government assistance.

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    Nantucket Premium Member 5 days ago

    Cut fossil fuel subsidies, some have been in place since it was a new industry; Manchin insisted in getting more money for his family’s coal fortunes. Stop agriculture subsidies, most go to corporate farms and too many members of Congress suck those up, plus “celebrity” farms.

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    jader3rd  5 days ago

    If there was universal guaranteed income, there couldn’t be abuse because everyone qualifies.

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    Free Radical  5 days ago

    No more subsidies for petro barons, they have become way to dependent.

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    Patjade Premium Member 5 days ago

    Uncle Al seems to have hit upon a truth when it comes to corporate welfare, except he can’t seem to draw the elephant correctly.

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    Stonehouses3  5 days ago

    Once again, every post on this cartoon misses the point and deflects to something else to avoid reality. Up next: unicorns and rainbows about how well the dem/prog/marxist policies are working out. That should make you all feel good about yourselves and you could virtue signal all day long.

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    lawguy05  4 days ago

    Right you are, AI…but the Demoncrats don’t care.

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    MartinPerry1  4 days ago

    From what I’ve heard, it was a right-wing free market economist who came up with the concept. He called it negative income tax. The idea was to give everyone an actual chance at success. Not very right-wing today, though.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 4 days ago

    Oops: Maga House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accidentally posted the House GOP platform on line. He was supposed to announce the party’s fluff “Commitment to America” propaganda, but instead, a multi-page doc appeared online on his website. An hour after New York Times reporter Annie Karni busted them, his site was locked down and accessible only with a password. What a surprise! They plan to double down on all the crap that has them in hot water now. They want to cancel the prescription drug cost reductions and declare SS and Medicare as “discretionary funds”, subject to renewal by majority vote every five years. They also want a nationwide ban on abortion and most contraception with a “Life Begins at Conception” law. They also plan on helping to insert Maga extremists to disrupt polling places to help Maga politicians scream “Voter Fraud”, giving Maga state legislatures absolute power to change election rules and results at their whim. And of course, “investigate the investigators” and impeach President Bident (for no particular reason).

    What’s even more pathetic is the lack of new ideas and actual policies. There are no actual “governance” policies, it’s just the opposite. The fundamentally anti-democratic Maga Republican party is also fundamentally destructive and totalitarian. They don’t build, they break.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 4 days ago

    Sounds like Al and his Maga commenters here would prefer the poor, the sick, and the elderly (you know, the “takers”) are unworthy of humanity and compassion, should live on the living room couch of a relative, push shopping baskets full of their pathetic belongings in the streets, dumpster dive for food, or bang on the back doors of churches, begging to be taken in so they can die with some kind of dignity.

    Yeah, boy, that’ll show ’em!

    Welcome to the 16th century with the other cold-hearted SOBs. There’s no such thing as “entitlements” or “rights”. “If you ain’t got the dough, you’ve got to go.”

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    Kirk Sinclair  4 days ago

    It worked in Stockton California:

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    DrDon1  4 days ago

    Goodwyn’s “unintended consequences” are as imaginary as his ‘donkey with wings.’

    [ He might even think he’s being ‘clever.’ ]

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    librarylady59  4 days ago

    This is such an old, worn out pretext blaming the poor for being poor. Only it used to be the ‘welfare queen’. This is such overused garbage.

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    Rich Douglas  4 days ago

    No one has talked about guaranteed basic income since Andrew Yang in the 2020 campaign.

    I guess the Idea Bin is empty, so it’s time to resort to strawman arguments.

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