Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for October 02, 2014
Enjoy this Classic Tom the Dancing Bug Vintage 2010 Every Thursday Panels from the annals of the Tom the Dancing Bug archive Check back every Friday for a fresh, brand new Tom the Dancing Bug! Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Hollingsworth Hound TM in "Squeeze Plays" Hound: Don't begrudge the huge bonuses C.E.O.s got for running their banks into the ground! President Obama doesn't! President Obama: "There are some baseball players who get more than that who don't get to the World Series." "That's part of the free market system." Hound: He's totally RIGHT! And here's how free market capitalism works in banking AND in baseball! 1. Threaten the government Hound; Secretary, give us money or we'll take down the economy! Hound: Mayor, build me a new stadium or I'll move my team to another city! 2. Use government support to profit STEAK Hound: Lend to me at a low rate! I CAN'T DEFAULT -- the government will bail me out! GATE H GAME TODAY! Hound: Hoo! Profits are easy when the government pays for your facility! 3. Throw government-subsidized money at top players $ $ $ $ $ Hound: Here's your bonus, pal! See you on the links... Hound: Come to my team! It's fun to win! Whee! Hound: So keep out of our business, government! Meddling in bankers' bonuses will only mess up the pristine equilibrium of our free market system! Baseball Player: We're both too BIG to fail! Paid for by the C.F.T.G.F.I.H.F.M.C.E.F.G.H.T.T.R.A.P. (Committee For Totally Government-Free, Invisible Hand, Free Market Capitalism, Except For Government Handouts To The Rich And Powerful)
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They are only called ‘handouts’ when people are using them to feed and shelter themselves. They are referred to as ‘job-creating tax breaks’ if they end up in the bonus of a CEO. And I suppose that is somewhat true, when they hire cooks, gardeners, nannies, and housekeepers for their multiple palatial properties.