Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cartoon 6: Government Shutdown

This is an untitles cartoon from the "Government Shutdown" topic section of by artist Nate Beeler.
The cartoon depicts a conversation between two people, one wearing a tshirt labeled "Liberals" is in distress over the governement shutdown. He laments the fact that social security won't be paid, federal workers won't be paid, and we would be "defenseless" in the even of a shutdown. The other man informs him this isn't the case, none of these things would happen, it would simply look bad. The message is a ironic and satirical take on the fact that people seem unclear on what a governement shutdown actually entails; there is a great distress over nothing in a sense.

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