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Bite of the Apple

 

130521-apple-levin-cartoon-Apple CEO Tim Cook was dragged to the U.S. Senate to apologize for his success. While his company paid $6 billion in U.S. taxes last year it paid little if anything on it’s overseas stash. All perfectly legal. Even the president doesn’t pay more than he owes.

Rand Paul said the Senate ought to apologize for the dog and pony show, but Carl Levin was having none of that as he took a crack at American pensions and 401ks by insisting that Apple send more money to foreign countries.

Harry Reid


Funny political cartoon by Chip Bok. Harry Reid accuses Romney of not paying his taxes for ten years

Harry Reid repeated unsubstantiated charges, on the Senate floor, that Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. Nearly the same amount of time the Senate hasn’t passed a budget.

Won’t Take No For an Answer

Obama feels we deserve to be protected from the Congress we elected, and he’s just the man to do it.  To that end he made recess appointments to the NLRB and the new Consumer Protection bureaucracy. Only problem is Congress wasn’t in recess. The Senate was in a pro forma session. Obama says that’s a gimmick. Which is probably true considering the senate was in pro forma session when it approved the payroll tax cut extension.

Harry Reid Ruined My Day

The senate tried to pass a last minute, $1.2 trillion, 1,924 page spending bill last night.  The bill had 6,630 earmarks totalling $8 billion.  Even dead senators got earmarks – $8 Million for the Edward Kennedy institute and $10 million for the John Murtha Foundation!  The Wall Street Journal called it “The 111th Congress’s Final Insult“. A cartoonist can’t ask for much more than that.  Then, just as  a 40 hour reading of the bill was about to begin, Harry Reid pulled the plug and spoiled all the fun.  He ruined 3 days worth of cartoons. I think I’ll call my congressman.

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All Ears

101115bokloresMitch McConnell has signed on to Republican plans to end earmarks.  The last time they were in power, the earmark habit got the GOP thrown out on their ears.