Class Warfare Combat Guide


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The Republicans won control of the House because Democrats didn’t do enough to help the economy. The compromised health care bill and weak sauce stimulus were half-measures at best, only slowing the rate at which the economy is turning into shit. And when people don’t have any money, they get pissed. Mostly at things that have little to do with their problems, because most people, rich and poor, are stupid fucks.

Until the Democrats become a truly populist party, fighting corporate interests and greedy fucks instead of giving them tax breaks and deregulation, they’ll always be uninspiring Republican-lite centrists. This isn’t just bad news for the party, but for the economy. The disparity between the rich and poor is worse now than during the Gilded Age. Until the middle class has enough change in its pockets to start buying stupid shit, like houses and cars, the economy will be stagnant, or worse.

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4 thoughts on “Class Warfare Combat Guide”

  1. “Until the Democrats become a truly populist party, fighting corporate interests and greedy fucks instead of giving them tax breaks and deregulation, they’ll always be uninspiring Republican-lite centrists”

    Abso-freakin-lutely!

    Keep fighting the good fight Brian!

  2. I would be willing to put money on the fact that people would actually buy Krugman Che style T-shirts if you made them. You would need to put a snappy Krugman quote on the back though. I would go with:

    “Unsustainable situations usually go on longer than most economists think possible. But they always end, and when they do, it’s often painful.”

    or

    “But the vitriol also reflects the fact that many of the people at the Republican National Convention, for all their flag-waving, hate America. They want a controlled, monolithic society; they fear and loathe our nation’s freedom, diversity and complexity.”

    I wonder what the “fair use” rules are regarding using someone else’s likeness on a T-shirt….

  3. Thanks, Jake!

    Gabe – I’m not sure it would be allowed, since it’s more of a licensing issue when you’re profiting off of someone’s image, rather than the fair use parody of the comic panel. But I don’t know. I still have to earn my webcomic t-shirt MBA.

  4. I wrote a rambling drivel on why it won’t work but I’ll leave it where it’s at. They all work for the same people. Like the bank bailout…you think Bank of America or Citigroup was gonna lose on an election? They bet on both sides so they have to win the race. I’m only interested in politics to try and find a way to make the mess work for itself. I do wonder how things would change if congress was awarded a bonus based on a budget surplus or other performance based elements like the rest of us.

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