The Problem With America’s Economic System

The Problem With America's Economic System Political Cartoon


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  1. Obviously written by a non-American. Litres?

  2. Charlie R says:

    I would agree on some of your points, but the wind power picture is false. GE receives massive government subsidy for wind mills, which shouldn’t come as a surprise as they spend more money lobbying in Washington than almost every other corporation. And now Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE is on President Obama’s Job Council. So I fully agree that GE is “Praising the free market, while gobbling public subsidy.” The problem is wind mills and other “green” energies are not economical. Even with the subsidy, windmills barely break even at the end of their lifespan, but saying they are failing because they do not have support from the government is not correct. It would be great to get off of fossil fuels, but it is not the governments responsibility. The free market will come up with a solution when it become economical.

    • Niki Bennett says:

      Great post!!

      I just discovered this site a few weeks ago and love it, thanks for all your hard work.

    • H. 'Spike' Jacobs says:

      I don’t think the ‘praising the free market/while gobbling public subsidy’ is directed at GE or wind energy. I would interpret it to be directed at big oil and coal. While I can understand your disapproval for corporations that lobby Washington and contribute to campaigns getting subsidies, I also find it hard to believe wind energy gets more than the (by some reports) $4,000,000,000.00 of big oil. Nuclear also recieved billions upon billions back in the ’50s for their supposedly ‘free energy’.
      If you dis-approve of GE, their president, our president, or any of the aboves policies, you certainly have that right. However, in no way does that constitute that wind energy is getting getting some free ride- and certainly not an ‘unfair playing field’.

  3. Nathan S. says:

    And eeating potatoes.

  4. Ishouldbeworking says:

    I like this, but tell me, why is the gas pump measuring gas in “litres?”

    Clearly this was drawn by an outsider. A Not-American. That’s not even how we spell liter, even if we were pumping gas in that unit of measurement.

    It’s much better when you leave us to criticize ourselves. Don’t worry, there are plenty of us here to do it. Outside criticism only feeds the fierce and frankly unhealthy nationalism that permeates a solid chunk of this nation.

  5. Black-Cat says:

    Wow, people, wow. . . . . . . . .

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