Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for October 24, 2010
Mark: What a riot! I wonder if they meant to be funny... Leader Boehner, I've been reading the national debt section of your "Pledge" with great interest... okay, so the debt quadrupled under Reagan-Bush, and doubled again under Dubya, but assuming that THIS time, the GOP really, really means it... could you specify a single program you'd be willing to cut? John Boehner: Well, if you've read the document, you know we've pledged to have weekly meetings on spending cuts! Mark: Yes, but could you name a single program you'd be willing to cut? Boehner: Well, we'll be rooting out waste and fraud, and establishing caps on new spending! Mark: Uh-huh. But could you name just one program that you'll cut? Boehner: We're also going to reform the budgetary process! Mark: Yes, but could you name... Boehner: Will you stop that? Nobody cares! This isn't Greece!