Cartoon 21: Government Shutdown

Cartoon 21: Government Shutdown

Cartoon 21: Government Shutdown

Selected References: Vox, National Geographic, Economist, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, The Balance, Sales Tax Handbook.

Acknowledgement: The main premise of this cartoon is based on the referenced tax article from The Economist which points out that “If you are a high earner in a rich country and you lack a good accountant, you probably spend about half the year working for the state. If you are an average earner, not even an accountant can spare you taxes on your payroll and spending.” In this context, “the state” includes all forms of government: federal, state, and local.

Cartoon 14: Voter Identification

Cartoon 14: Voter Identification

Cartoon 14: Voter Identification

Selected References: Washington Examiner, Washington Post, Ballotpedia, California Secretary of State.

Correction: During the first White House press conference after Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November 2016, President Obama stated that “elections matter”, whereas he stated that “Elections have consequences” soon after his inauguration in January 2009.  The two statements have equivalent meaning, but the misquote in the cartoon is regretted.