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The US Welfare State Summarized In 1 Cartoon

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For some, comprehending the demise of the US welfare state ponzi is impossible; and so, in the interests of public safety, we present the illustrated guide to the rapidly approaching (and unstoppable) train wreck...



h/t @Sebastian_JKT


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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:51 | 5083340 nope-1004
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Anyone know how to get rid of the BMO popup ad infecting me by coming to ZH?  I'm using Firefox with popup blocker, but doesn't work.

Ran AdwCleaner, MalwareBytes, and HitmanPro.  Still bullshit BMO banking garbage shows up on almost every page.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:52 | 5083362 dryam
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No wonder I feel so tired all the time. Now I know.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:53 | 5083381 I am more equal...
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Old people caused global warming.  Let's eskimo them... leave them out in the cold and the goberment will pay their bills....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:56 | 5083401 RaceToTheBottom
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I don't think the cartoon correctly reflects the obesity that is the norm now.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083459 SofaPapa
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Thus the reason behind immigration policy.  Demographics got ya down?  Who ya gonna call?  BorderBusters!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:16 | 5083513 smlbizman
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try avast virus protection...its a freedown load run complete scan...than when done it will ask to do a boot that also...we will see you wifes system had an ad virus, she had norton...couldnt rid...i took maybe 10 hours with avast and got rid of it....good luck

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083558 Herd Redirectio...
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Flash block, Ad block. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:23 | 5083582 Herd Redirectio...
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As for the welfare state....  Unfunded liabilities, FTW.

The gov't has bought EVERYONE off with promises!  Promises!

Used to be you actually would get paid for doing dirty work.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083798 Liberal
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I don't get that cartoon. 


What's the problem?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:49 | 5084169 bunzbunzbunz
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:29 | 5084342 max2205
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Get on the train....soul train!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:31 | 5084357 max2205
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I quit using my laptop to visit ZH

Smart phone or iPad only

So buggy...good luck

Now the mobile ads are ridiculous just have to read once a week soon

I call bullshit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:53 | 5084446 Bad Attitude
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The AdBlock iPhone app works great for reading ZH. Firefox with AdBlock Plus and Flashblock makes ZH quite readable on my PC.

I wonder when advertizes will figure out that badly behaved advertizing actually drives away customers.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:43 | 5084394 Tall Tom
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bunzbunzbunz...Physics? Really?


The US Government declared the Laws of Physics to be invalid after 9/11/2001.


You have to catch up with the times and stop living in the past.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:15 | 5085078 RallyRoundTheFamily
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I mean just look at all of the building code changes after that "It's unpatriotic to question" fateful day.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:28 | 5087693 fallout11
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"Useless eaters"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:48 | 5084660 fattail
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Govt checks flying fast and furious to all of the ranchers with a cow herd.  Getting about $500 per head for the number they had the last three years.  Upper 5 figure  checks from the government for the great entreprenuerial, stand all by their lonesome, rugged individualist, cowboys.  

That's it.  They have in fact bought everyone off.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:48 | 5084160 netpounder
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That Norton antivirus is useless.  I could not understand why my computer kept slowing down with the Norton's protection on.  It could not stop nor detect a malware/adware that free Avast got rid of quickly.  PC performance is back to normal now.  I just downloaded the AVG, ran a scan and the PC TuneUp.  Tried to uninstall the Avast after the free trial expired and it allowed me to continue using it free.  Nice trick.  Now I have both the Avast and AVG running simultaneously.  Having just 1 antivirus program is risky these days.  I used Norton for 2 years and is a waste of money. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:22 | 5084308 Agstacker
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I use


Doesn't slow down web surfing.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:49 | 5084170 netpounder
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That Norton antivirus is useless.  I could not understand why my computer kept slowing down with the Norton's protection on.  It could not stop nor detect a malware/adware that free Avast got rid of quickly.  PC performance is back to normal now.  I just downloaded the AVG, ran a scan and the PC TuneUp.  Tried to uninstall the Avast after the free trial expired and it allowed me to continue using it free.  Nice trick.  Now I have both the Avast and AVG running simultaneously.  Having just 1 antivirus program is risky these days.  I used Norton for 2 years and it's complete waste of money. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:17 | 5083517 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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BTFATH bitchez.  Bloddy glove.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:19 | 5083543 Hugh G Rection
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Some coyotes are pulling down $10K per Mexican they sneak across.  There's robust competition, but it's a growth industry with millions of opportunities.  Set up a sweat shop in San Diego and you can douple dip...

See, plenty of opportunity in this new economy!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:23 | 5084314 db51
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No Shit, most of them now are in power Govt paid for scooters.   Don't need anyone pushing.....just pay your taxes.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:45 | 5084412 Publicus
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No, that is Ebola.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:53 | 5083378 JohnG
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Try adblock and ghostery plugins for firefox.  I run both and almost never see ads here.  The only times recently is when something new was added that ghostery had not caught yet. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:06 | 5083437 knukles
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click on the adblock and ghostery icons for "filters" to adjust ....
... pain in the arse to get used to using, but can get rid of extraneous garf...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:54 | 5083382 McMolotov
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Do you use Adblock Plus? I never see any ads.

Back on topic, where's the person at the top administering euthanasia drugs in the last panel?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:59 | 5083407 nope-1004
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Thanks for reminding me.... actually had ADP on my last PC but got a new one recently and forgot to reinstall.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:00 | 5083420 wee-weed up
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And the Tylers have got to do something about that ugly big toe with toe-nail fungus!!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:06 | 5083450 knukles
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Get out from under my desk!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:26 | 5083612 chumbawamba
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Man, don't you freeloaders realize that it costs money for ZH to distribute all the Ebola hysteria?  Someone has to see those ads.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:08 | 5083911 A is A
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083456 Anybody
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Not using any of those myself ... just NoScript and it works great.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:06 | 5086186 Mr. Ed
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Same here.   NoScipt (plus AdBlock.)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:18 | 5083527 chumbawamba
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You need to re-install Anti-Dipshit Plus.  The problem is your user.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:41 | 5084386 TheFourthStooge-ing
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PEBKAC error. (Problem exists between keyboard and chair)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:56 | 5083397 Jack Sheet
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Dunno, but the chick top R of the block of 4 ads appearing after each and every article even with the adblockers looks like she could suck a golf ball through 10 feet of garden hose.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083408 luckylogger
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Use Chrome- thats how I did it.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083412 CrazyCooter
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If FF is compromised with an unsafe ad-on, that might be part of your problem (not sure what you have installed). I only use a few add ons.

That said, ad block plus is one of them and it works fairly well.

Lastly, FireFox will actually access the loopback IP (ports are usually in the 4x,xxx range) although FF staff have said this is typical and totally safe. Personally I think it is a BS response and completely unecessary. FF has really gone downhill lately with shitty UI changes and a general tone of ignoring what users want and doing their own arrogant design thing. That is my way of saying it could be a temporary FF security issue that will get patched in the future.

Browsers and hacking them is a perpetual arms race ...



Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:27 | 5084580 MisterMousePotato
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Try Pale Moon. It's a fork of FireFox that has not yet followed FF down the path of alienating their core users.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:32 | 5087715 fallout11
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Will look into that, thank you. Have been refusing to "upgrade" my FF because of the flawed direction it has been going of late (another alienated core user here).

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:04 | 5083443 OldBoy
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I've had better luck with Google Chrome

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:08 | 5083454 johansen
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google: mvps hosts. download and update your hosts file.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:08 | 5083474 Graceguy
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I don't know much about Firefox, but on my PC Chrome with the AdBlock extention eliminates all popups.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:14 | 5083506 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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Bill Clinton should be inpeached for lieing about adultery.  Blody glove bitchez.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083552 FiatFapper
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Use the forked version called Ad Block Edge; ABP sold out and allows ads.

Also, use ghostery.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083800 BeerMe
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adblock edge seems to work

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:56 | 5083835 toady
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I've been having pop up problems since they added the ad bar at the bottom of the screen. It goes away after I restart my ol'S3, but it starts creeping back after a day or two.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:05 | 5083876 skunzie
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:03 | 5083877 skunzie
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Delete your history on a regular basis.  I am using Google browser and that helps the most when I do that.  

I also downloaded Puran Utilities (freeware) and regularly clean the history, empty files, and defrag my computer (Windows XP) and it helps knock out the BS pop-ups.  Hope that helps.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:21 | 5083990 NoWayJose
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A lot of these ads come from JavaScript - you can turn that off and nealry all of them should go away.  The problem is that JavaScript also does 'good' things like let you watch videos, re-positions your cursor after commenting, etc.  JavaScript ads are not the standard Pop-Up or New Window ads that are easily blocked.  Because JavaScript does the good things, and because you WANT those things, the advertisers hide these new ads within JavaScript - making them seem like part of the page whether you click on them or not -- thus making them hard to block.  I usually flip JavaScript off unless there is something I want on a specific page.  The other 'beauty' of JavaScript is that is runs on most smartphones and mobile devices so you can sneak in the same ad on all platforms!  Curse them.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:38 | 5084110 soylentgreenispeople
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I have it also . those cocksuckers.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:01 | 5084224 dnttgotus
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Use Google Chrome

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:42 | 5084393 Majestic12
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Step 1:  Pop a squat on your Windoze box...get a Mac (OS X is UNIX).

Step 2:  Use TOR with bridges.

Step 3:  Stop giving away your position and letting everyone know you are a target.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:07 | 5084497 Seeing Red
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Do you honestly think using TOR doesn't call attention to yourself?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:05 | 5084492 Seeing Red
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I never see ads.  Firefox 27 w/NoScript.

OK, FF28 _might_ be better for Win8 (but has more bugs)

FF29 is the yucky Chrome clone (with even more bugs)


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:27 | 5085413 Notsobadwlad
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Turn off "Active Scripting" when viewing and commenting on ZH and ALL of the ads go away.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:07 | 5085721 Abbie Normal
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adblock plus is your friend

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:55 | 5092884 dizzyfingers
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nope-1004  Tools, popup blocker settings, set level at high, reboot. Adblock may also work.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:50 | 5083346 Dr. Richard Head
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:50 | 5083347 JailBank
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It's only a problem if you're the one pushing! (sarc)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:51 | 5083352 Gene Parmesan
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Where are all the SSDI people? How about the millions of illegals, FSA members, and folks with startlingly fat public pensions?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:54 | 5083387 cougar_w
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They are already on top of the hill in these illustrations.

Good luck get them off it, too.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:08 | 5083903 toady
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King of the world!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:52 | 5083356 kaiserhoff
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Good pictoral of the Social Security and Medicare Ponzies.

What does it have to do with the welfare state?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083467 knukles
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And some folks red'd you.  They needs a sense of humor

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:30 | 5083629 MrPalladium
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Why is it that ZH posters always advocate eliminating the benefits of the elderly who have paid into the system all their lives, while ignoring the vast FSA of working age adults who draw free SSI, free SSDI, free EBT, free section 8 housing vouchers, free medicaid, refundable tax credits, etc. etc? It is the working age useless idlers who are bankrupting America.

What is wrong with you people??

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:37 | 5083699 Budd aka Sidewinder
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Yeah, pay in $20K...get $500K in bennies...what's wrong with that picture?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:10 | 5083913 BandGap
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Like I have said many, many times before - I have paid AT LEAST a million in federal income taxes alone. As far as SS, it's running about 180K, with my employer doubling that number.

I'm 53 and will never see any of what I put in. So stop painting this with a have/have not scenario brush. Some of us "baby-boomers" will pay in the most and get what the rest get.

Stop being idiots. We're in this together, or not?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:28 | 5084045 Budd aka Sidewinder
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First - what does Federal Income Tax have to do with the equation????? Sounds like you're smart enough to have been very successful based on your taxes in.  Did you think the FIT was ever anything more than throwing money away?

As far as FICA/Medicare take a look at the chart and read the numbers in the report....anybody making anything near 'average' wage (that number is shrinking dramatically) will always take out more than they put in

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:31 | 5084072 MrPalladium
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Sadly, the longer I read ZH the more I realize that we are not "in this together."

Indeed, it would appear that many posters think eliminating old age benefits and medicare would be a "free lunch" to rescue the system they claim to hate, but without suspecting that they have parents who they might have to support with room and board if they get their wish.

I am wasting my time in the comments section.

Back to my charts.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:37 | 5084103 skipjack
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Speaking of charts, look at the one that reflects the % of SS and Medicare in the Federal "budget", then tell me how Boomers on down are going to get much of anything before this nation is insolvent ?


Reality just is, no matter what you want to believe. "Trust" Fund...riiiiiight !

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:24 | 5084315 armageddon addahere
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Hey! There's no way to keep giving billions to the richest people and corporations in the world, AND pay out the pensions and benefits promised to (and paid for by) taxpayers!

Time to throw Granny under the bus! And while you are voting for that, don't think about what they have in store for you!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:49 | 5084422 daveO
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I actually had relatives who took care of their old folks, at home. This meant driving old cars, living in a house that was paid off. Not using the credit card at an over priced restaurant on Friday or Saturday night. Not borrowing money to go on a cruise. Not moving across country and abandoning the family, etc. etc. Those days have only been postponed for a few decades while people live beyond their means and throw their old folks in a shit hole (nursing home) to die. Credit bubbles are always unsustainable.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:42 | 5083735 ugmug
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Americans now get pushed to the bottom of the list for section 8 housing. All the illegals jump to the top of the list. The waiting time for section 8 housing if you're an American (white) is 3++++ years.....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:07 | 5084246 Omen IV
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simple - they are ignorant

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:52 | 5083365 Idaho potato head
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Sorry the tech retired last week.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:51 | 5083366 DeathProof
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Ebola can fix this

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:34 | 5084092 Mesquite
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Ebola can fix this

That's the plan..

(among others..)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:52 | 5083374 Pooper Popper
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"It wasnt over when the germans bombed Pearl harbor,and it aint over now!"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:53 | 5083377 cougar_w
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Moar printing.

I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083392 Dr. Engali
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Where are the banker and large corporate welfare queens in that cartoon?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:01 | 5083427 NOTaREALmerican
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They create jobs, so it's not welfare.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:25 | 5084319 armageddon addahere
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"They create jobs, so it's not welfare."

In China and India maybe.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:49 | 5084425 TheFourthStooge-ing
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They create jobs, so it's not welfare.

The cartoon is a perfect metaphorical illustration of this very process. Those people are working, perpetually climbing an inclined treadmill which in turn powers the money printing machines for the job creators.

That there has slow motion eagle, over a slow motion flag background, written all over it.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083461 Callz d Ballz
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The ramp represents them.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:12 | 5084261 toady
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Not surprisingly, they are not represented.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away corporations were the ones doing the pushing for their retirees and SS was just for those that didn't go 20+ years with the same company and received gold watches at their retirement party.

Seems like such a foreign concept these days.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:44 | 5084399 darteaus
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They sell and finance the wheelchairs.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083403 Joe A
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Nothing an outbreak of Ebola couldn't solve.

Edit: Dammit, DeathProof beat me to it.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:00 | 5083411 semperfi
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that's why they unleashed the ebola and aren't telling us its a danger

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:11 | 5083495 knukles
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Georgia Guidestones, Cloward-Piven, Great Culling, NWO...
What is it people are missing?

And that's why the DUMBS, too!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:59 | 5083416 darteaus
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AND the workforce will be increasingly "diverse".

Does anyone believe the race hucksters won't encourage resentment of a diverse workforce being taxed at higher and higher rates to support mostly middle-class, white retirees?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:03 | 5083442 thethirdcoast
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Pretty sure that's part of the divide and conquer plan.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:00 | 5083421 NOTaREALmerican
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Get yer goddamn libertarian hands off my Medicare!   I'm ENTITLED to all the goddamn hip-replacement surgeries I want.   Why don't you go after that socialist medicine like Obama care that "those people" are leaching off of. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:02 | 5083426 ejmoosa
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THe cartoon's missing the healthy and able bodied who have determined it's more profitable to not provide for themselves...nor the government goons on the sidelines telling is that the incline is really a decline and we should accelerate any moment.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:05 | 5083449 TideFighter
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The cartoon is factually incorrect. The hill upgrade is significantly increasing in proportion to the number of wheelchairs being pushed. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:09 | 5083479 rejected
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50 years I paid in, still haven't drawn a dime and I'm a welfare queen.


Thanks ZH and all.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:39 | 5084121 skipjack
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Ignore reality at your peril. Hint - it's not a "trust" fund. CONgress raided it decades ago., and the Supreme Court decided it was an entitlement, not a trust. You just choose not to see. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:05 | 5084240 Nick Jihad
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You got ripped off. Doesn't give you any right to steal from the kids.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:33 | 5084367 daveO
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54 years ago. Government says Gotcha. And this guy was a Communist!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:58 | 5084462 TheFourthStooge-ing
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50 years I paid in, still haven't drawn a dime and I'm a welfare queen.

Absolutely not! There is no way anyone can convince me that someone who hasn't even drawn a dime is a welfare queen. No fucking way.

Of course, for the fifty years you paid in, you were being scammed to support the welfare queens already collecting during that period. What you paid in wasn't for you, it was for them.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:09 | 5083482 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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The yellow burrito crowd is manging to a new all time high.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:09 | 5083484 lasvegaspersona
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I'm pushing the chair for folks younger than me....did I win a prize??? No?...Respect?  not that either huh?

Can I stop pushing??? What...not even allowed to die...? that sucks!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:12 | 5083934 BandGap
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I hear you. Take home 55% of what I am paid, then have to listen to this shit.

It's hard to encourage the kids, things will break before they can get out and help with the pushing. Good for them.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:12 | 5083499 vyeung
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makes no difference to the DC fascists. The host dies, the virus/parasite moves on.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:39 | 5083711 TrustbutVerify
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The cartoon makes a logical argument for upping the eligibility age for social security (even dummy dollars), government (and teacher) retirement, increased personal contribution (and ownership of what is contributed).  

Oh, and buying American products to divert the river of cash presently going to pay for foreign workers to American workers and work done here.  A win/win proposition.  

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:38 | 5083713 Mr Giggles
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A coin a day, keeps the pension theif at bay.

Stack on Bitchez.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:02 | 5083869 reader2010
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There are two kinds of walfare, one giant, the other teeny tiny, in terms of amount of money involved. One is corporate welfare for the richest of rich kapital holder, the other is the money spent to feed the poor. The richest kapital holders and their MSM won't talk about the corporate walfare while they badmouth the other.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:08 | 5083906 exomike
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My Social Security check is the only thing keeping you Libertarian punks alive.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:30 | 5084044 Batman11
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Shouldn't there be some Wall Street bankers with those in the wheel chairs?


Bankers need tax payers cash too.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:42 | 5084048 are we there yet
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If only ebola could be enginered to only work on central bankers, the FED, DC lobbyists, and politicians.  Then in time we would have a real economy and life again. We might even revive the US constitution.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:52 | 5084168 Iriestx
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The artist should put a bunch of blacks and illegal mexicans sitting in the laps of those elderly people.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:30 | 5084238 blindman
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you cross dressing freaks,
the 1970 wheelchair person
was a "money issuing" banker ......
wake up.
Louis Armstrong - Tight Like This - Chicago, 12.12. 1928

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:13 | 5084269 Rene-Paul
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Enter the Fed in 1913. OASI/DI under FDR. OASI/DI/SSI has NEVER has been there for anyone. Dollar de-basement/inflation, compounded, destroyed purchasing power. "They,"Fed/Treasury/Govt, WILL print and print and print..................... So yur account will be credited and credited every month til yu die, Draw those FRN's and see how they support your last days.





Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:42 | 5084391 blindman
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and, not to worry, the institution where you
"banK" will be protected from assaults of all
and every type by this term "bailin",
rest assured.
if you were at sea and some mate or the captain
proclaimed "bailin" at the commencement of a great
storm, what might one reason?
you see, funny never dies.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:27 | 5084840 dot_bust
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What Welfare?

Clinton ended cash Welfare payouts. Now, there are only benefits for buying a meager amount of food only. As for Social Security and Medicare, money for those programs comes out of workers' paychecks. It's not the public's fault that Congress regularly raids the funds for both programs.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:44 | 5085221 RallyRoundTheFamily
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 It's not the public's fault that Congress regularly raids the funds for both programs.

Yes it is.   Isn't democracy great?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:36 | 5084888 F em all but 6
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Naw, the last pic is ALL wrong. Or is the next one not shown? Its where the last man pushing throws up his arms and jumps on the wheelchair with the rest. I hear the bottom of the ramp is a real bitch.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:13 | 5111046 petkovplamen
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And where in the cartoons are the fat cats from the military-industrial complex who got paid 3 trillion for the so called "wars on terror" in Iraq, Afgansitan, Syrya, pakistan, etc, etc? Just another libertarian progapaganda piece.

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