Michael Ramirez captured the bailout insanity perfectly in his Investors Business Daily editorial cartoon yesterday:
I have one quibble with this cartoon. Ramirez should have drawn Hank Paulson smashing open Junior’s piggy bank, not Junior himself. The bailout mania has already rung up $700 billion that Junior will have to pay, and some Democrats and Republicans want a second bailout that may equal the first — and Junior will have to pay that as well. Junior should tell Dad that he won’t give out the $20 billion.
Of course, Junior doesn’t get a vote … which is why Junior will have to get used to breaking the piggy banks.
Ramirez has a new collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives a fascinating look at political history. Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.