The 'Fiscal Cliff' Through the Eyes of Cartoonists

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment.



So that's what the Mayas had in mind...



No more delays!



When in doubt, repeal gravity...



Almost there!



The steering wheel is in capable hands...



Not to worry, it's not real..



I can see Greece from here!



Outline of  the eventual compromise...



The shape of the problem.


(h/t Pater Tenebrarum of Acting-Man blog)

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TumblingDice's picture

Don't worry everybody, they'll have a compromise drafted and ready soon. Just give the guys at JPM some time.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

The greatest gift to mankind, is people are dead in a relatively small speak of time. Roughly 100 years max, even for the owners of our planet.

knukles's picture

Damn good thing we're all dead in the long run.

resurger's picture

Garrett McNamara will die last ..

urwright's picture

Garrett? Really?

It's fukin water he is on with a preserver wrapped around him. Come on.  Give me what he has and I'll fukin do that any day as holding one's breath for a minute is for folks who fool themselves into believeing what "living in the moment" is.

You never seen a real man walk a beam and place a bolt in another beam 50 stories high or any act by a soldier in combat or the folks in South America illegally taking over factories that went bankrupt (and producing then selling products) just so they could get their past due pay, food on the table or mediciene for a family member?

System Victims here huh Tyler - keep breedin em just so you can feed off em.

AldousHuxley's picture

People die but money doesn't
Rich guys invented money so they can pass the control over to their kin who will carry out the will long after they are dead

Ie. Walmart and Walton family whose combined wealth is greater than third of all Americans

AynRandFan's picture

Walton started with one little store in Arkansas. Now, somehow that's wrong? I think what's wrong is the idea that the government can steal your money when you die.

GetZeeGold's picture



Build it.....and they will come.


The current leadership will of course deny it ever happened.

kridkrid's picture

Randian dogma, like all dogma, is too simplistic.

GetZeeGold's picture



Don't diss it.......we won an election with it.

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

debt basded money was created to act as a vortex for all of the resources on this fucking planet.

They snap their fingers, create it out of malicious intent, and send it out to the world knowing it will come back plus interest. "All debts will be paid in full or in blood."

Fuck paper. Silver is my money.

kridkrid's picture

^^^AynRandFan... Here's a good place to start. Get your arms around this idea and then feel free to put your objectivism into context.

dwdollar's picture

I've come to the same conclusion. Humans would be too dangerous if they lived much longer. Thank God for mortality.

Anusocracy's picture

I disagree.

If they had to suffer the long term consequences of their actions, they might not act so stupidly.

Currently, they have a Get Out of Prison Free card when they die.


dwdollar's picture

Pitiful few take responsibility for or feel guilty about poor decisions 100 seconds after the fact. I doubt they'd care 100 years after the fact.

Anusocracy's picture

They would suffer the hell they helped create.

urwright's picture

Thanks to dogma letting folks be born again...

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Have to disagree....I think the re-election of Obama, Rangel, McCain, Graham, Boehner, Bush,Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Blumberg, etc all indicates assume the American public has, collectilvelly, the ability to learn anything from direct observation.   Their knowledge comes from TeeVee and Newspapers.  Period.


I still give you an upvote for your sentiments!

Seer's picture

Or, thank God for glacial cycles... we can pretend about anything else, but there's absolutely nothing that we can do about this one (even more futile than trying to stop continental drift).

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Immortality: see transhumanist

You might be suprised when Walt Disney shows back up one of these days.

ball-and-chain's picture

I'm with you 100 percent.

I just don't see it happening.

They'll work a deal out.

sampo's picture

"Don't worry everybody, they'll have a compromise drafted and ready soon. Just give the guys at JPM some time."

Jamie for Fed chair!

HurricaneSeason's picture

Don't worry about them screwing up the first fiscal cliff, there will be more cliffs.  They'll have hang gliding down to a science before it's fair and balanced.

Incubus's picture

Fiscal abyss, and then the fiscal apocalypse, in 3D.

orangegeek's picture

It is often said that bullish news occurs at major tops and bearish at major bottoms.


SP500 weekly doesn't look so good and I haven't quite seen much bullish news.


But the government is good at reporting BS numbers and data - so we should see some good news soon.

monad's picture

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson

monad's picture

Interesting, however if you read the whole report you'll find that they are only saying that after 200yrs they can't find the original document cited as the source in the fed record 95 yrs ago, and that documents do exist in which he said similar things. Regardless of the bunk this quote describes the situation. I don't care who said it, I like it. Its true. Read Federalist #10.

squexx's picture

"I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the jews. In whatever country jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not
been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built
up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal. For over 1,700 years, the jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and
other people not of their race.If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have
swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty. If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the
fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do notexclude jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves. Jews, gentlemen, are
Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are
away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American's, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard
cannot change its spots. jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention."

- Benjamin Franklin at the Philadelphia Constitutional
Convention of 1787

VATICANT's picture

How wonderfully appropriate : )

GetZeeGold's picture



They anointed themselves gods......and got junked straight into hell.

urwright's picture

I wanna hear he tape recording of that one.

Asiatics huh?  Google'in that now.

So it has nuthin to do with common sense - it is about jews - whoulda figured?

macholatte's picture

Ben Franklin did not say that. It was a nazi named Dudley and it was easy to research.


"The Franklin Prophecy", sometimes called "The Franklin Forgery", is an antisemitic speech falsely attributed to Benjamin Franklin, warning of the supposed dangers of admitting Jews to the nascent United States. The speech was purportedly transcribed by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, but was unknown before its appearance in 1934 in the pages of William Dudley Pelley's Silver Legion pro-Nazi weekly magazine Liberation. (Pinckney wrote that he had kept a journal of the Convention, but it has never been found, and Pelley's claims that it was printed privately, and that the Franklin Institute has a manuscript copy, are unsubstantiated.)




GetZeeGold's picture



it was easy to research


Cut me some slack dude.....I'm a blonde.

WTFx10's picture

Yeah,its not the Banksters fault they are all Jewish, Its not the media owners fault they are Jewish. Its not Hollywoods fault they are all Jewish. Its not the fault of the wealthiest individuals on the planet that they are all Jewish Its just a coincidence that one jew in American government is replaced by another especially when it has to do with economics. Its not the Jews fault that our foreign policy is what ever Israel says it is. It's not he fault of the Jews. Its not the jews fault. 

So don't hate the jews just the jewish criminals who continue to rule the planet.

NOT So Cool Facts About Israel: Its NOT the jews fault.

Israel, a country the size of New Jersey, can only claim to the following achievements:

Israel was founded upon the ruins of another nation that she destroyed: Palestine.

Israel holds the world record for the number of towns and villages she ethnically cleansed;

Israel holds the world record for the number of refugees she deported: 4 million+;

Israel holds the world record for the number of homes she demolished: 60,000+;

Israel is the country with the highest number of UN condemnations: 500 times+;

Israel is the country with the highest number of protective US Security council vetoes: 100 times +;

Israel has killed more innocent civilian captives than any other country: 50,000+;

Israel has imprisoned more civilian per capita than any other country:  250,000+;

Israel has rendered more innocent civilians handicapped per capita than any other country: 50,000+...

Israel is the only country on Earth that has legalized assassination...

Amongst all countries, Israel is the only one that has legalized torture...

Israel is the only country on whose checkpoints women, denied access to hospital, give birth, babies usually die...

Israel claims its enemies want to wipe it off the map, but she has indeed wiped a whole country off the map!...

And that's just for starters...and without the pictures the video shows of the gruesome reality....

BUT its not the Jews Fault

 "Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin.
    The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them,
    but leave them the power to create deposits,
    and with the flick of the pen they will
    create enough deposits to buy it back again.
    However, take it away from them, and
    all the great fortunes like mine
    will disappear and they ought to disappear, for
    this would be a happier and better world to live in.
    But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers
    and pay the cost of your own slavery,
    let them continue to create deposits."

    --- Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941)

    President of the Bank of England & 2nd richest man in Britain

    Source: Speaking at the Commencement Address of the University of Texas in 1927


"Only God can create… value out of nothing"—Justice Martin V. Mahoney in First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly.

"(I’m) doing God’s work." – Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein

A jew, but its not his fault God gave him orders

Who controls the food supply controls the people;
who controls the energy can control continents;
who controls the money can control the world.
Henery Kissinger, 1973  A jew, but its not his fault.

    “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.” – President James Garfield, 2 weeks before his assassination. 

But its not the Jews fault

First of all the Federal Reserve is an INDEPENTDANT Agency and that means basically that there is NO other agency of government which can OVERRULE actions that we take.
Alan Greenspan Federal Reserve Chairman 
But its not the Jews fault

Maybe its the muslims?

The Jews had Jesus Killed (that was the Jews fault) and now in America and in Britain our Christmas, Easter and other Christian Holidays are brought to you by a Jewish Controlled Media. 

But its not the Jews fault.

Its not the Jews fault but the Zionist Criminal Jews and the goyum who keep believing its something or someone else causing all the misery on the planet.

Have a Merry Christmas

    “Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.”

                                      -Naked Gun

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Hmm, let's see, somehow Britain taking Palestine and then eventually giving it to the jooze is somehow the jooze fault? 

It didn't have anything with the aryan/arabian (same words) effort to exterminate the lot of them?   You sure about that?  Cuz I think history says otherwise. 

Agree though that 'the Jews' are just as culpable for the downfall of our country, along with the WASPs, and Catholics and Stalinists in the US Government.  

TuPhat's picture

Most of your numbers are wrong but I get the idea.  You hate Jews and that blinds you to reality.  (I'm not a Jew or a Jew fan)

Manic by Proxy's picture

Firstly, posting in all-bold is obnoxious, stupid, coarse, inane, irritating and hysterical. So wise up, SFB.
Secondly, posting false information and quotes with fraudulent attribution makes you.....oh, what's the word? Oh yeah, a scum-sucking douche wagon.
Thirdly, anti-Semitism is the refuge of fucking idiots and Nazis. Or both. Guess you're both.

akmc1234's picture

You are either an antisemitic nazi wannabe or you are woefully intellectually inadequate in being able to checkout such an inflammatory and illegitimate quote, such that only a stunted small minded puke bag would swallow hook-line-and-sinker.  I'll bet you sleep in your "Brown shirt" and wake up in the morning after having wet your bed.  Do your research before spitting out shiite.

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

Sadder than this post is the UP arrow count.


Water Is Wet's picture

No one cares about the fiscal cliff.  What else ya got?

toady's picture

It's kinda funny to listen to them cry about it though ...

booboo's picture

inform them that their precious children will most likely be selling their ass for spam, sleeping in burned out humvees and crapping in pickle jars.