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Cartoons: Bottom lines on the budget

Cartoonists have no taste for accounting, but we budget plenty of time to analyze the numbers racket in Washington. Mike Luckovich pictured a pack of pachyderms while smelling a rodent in the rotunda. Tom Toles, sensing we're not being given a fair shot, took aim at budgetary blind spots. And Dan Wasserman looked past the short-term shortfalls to the bigger picture. Not fiscal, of course, but political, just a couple of short falls from now. That's our bottom line, right there in black ink.

-- Joel Pett


Editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Editorial cartoon by Tom Toles / Washington Post

Editorial cartoon by Dan Wasserman / Boston Globe


Obama's overly tame budget

The deficit's defenders and more deficit defenders

The vacuous first round in the fight over budget cuts

Favoring cops over fighter planes and rocket ships

But saying 'means-testing' will vaporize you

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His cartoons also appear in USA Today.


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