Marked up

If this cartoon were in color, the tattoo would have to be in red ink:

And yet, for all that deficit spending, we won’t have a secure set of borders, robust enforcement of immigration laws, or oversight of the financial pirates who have made a shambles of our economic system. So what exactly does three trillion dollars buy? Votes, of course… well, that, and an extensive database on all those pesky citizens.

Bread and circuses have always been expensive. But they’re essential to keep the masses from figuring out the emperor has no clothes.

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