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Yes, it’s a cartoon about tax cuts vs necessary social spending, but the premise is the (imaginary) fire in the background. By making the imaginary seem real, the cartoon makes a covert case for the wrong solution.
True that. But, while the deficit is not a looming disaster (as the Right would have it), the cartoon does highlight the fact that, for those who think the deficit is a looming disaster (again, the Right), they’d rather cut social programs and not the Bush tax cuts.
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