Sack cartoon: Tea Party

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 10:37 PM
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milkman53Oct. 11, 13 5:04 AM

The Tea Party spider is about to be squashed by the thumb of common sense.

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elmore1Oct. 11, 13 5:31 AM

It is always refreshing to see a mature and totally objective perspective from Sack. Not!

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patasticOct. 11, 13 6:45 AM

The government does NOT run the economy.

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wisebookOct. 11, 1311:39 AM

"The government does NOT run the economy"- you are right that the government does not run the economy but to say that they are not a significant influence on the economy would be wrong. Government spending affects many of the sectors of the economy-defense, telecomm, and finance chief among them. The Tea Party's objective for liberty borders on the extreme to the point of anarchy. Try running a business amid anarchy. See how that works out for ya.

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endothermOct. 11, 1311:48 AM

The government might not run the entire economy, but it is the most important player. We all get paid in government currency, for example. Government also oversees both interstate and international commerce, keeps the peace and provides essential legal protections to both businesses and customers. If the government defaults on its debts, then faith in the value of government bonds and government currency is shaken. This is bad for everyone, and it will also cost tax payers much more in the long run due to higher interest rates. In other words, this Sack cartoon is right on target.

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odinmanOct. 11, 13 1:14 PM

It is not the Tea Party (and I am not a member myself) who will destroy the U.S. or even the world's economy. It is the out of control spending and the unsustainable borrowing that goes with it. So who does one trust to reduce the size and growth of the federal government in order to stave off the inevitable, catastrophic result if nothing is done? Tea Party members or Obama and his followers? Be honest now.

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EleanoreOct. 11, 13 1:26 PM

I understand you're just looking to remain relevant styling perspectives that sell to your editors and those who pay their bills but seriously, how do you think vilifying very basic American values like living within your means and holding everyone responsible to our code of law advances progress in our society? Selling out for one dollar more everything under the sun is what the two major parties are focused on now, that's all. I'd think efforts to thwart that should be coming FROM cartoonists. Instead, we have propaganda such as this effort which rises up there with some of the 1940s anti Japanese toons I've seen. You have brought us right back to that point in time Mr. Award Winner. Way to make the parents proud.

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clankazoidOct. 11, 13 5:56 PM

Nasty and uninformative. Not Pulitzer material.

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falcon1681Oct. 11, 13 9:34 PM

Eleanore - I understand you're just looking to remain relevant styling perspectives that sell to your editors and those who pay their bills but seriously, how do you think vilifying very basic American values like living within your means and holding everyone responsible to our code of law advances progress in our society? ----- I could understand the outrage IF the Tea party actually embraced those values. But what the Tea party really stands for is greed, selfishness, lack of empathy, bigotry, racism and elitism. And those qualities are stamped on everything that they do and/or say.

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zekefaxOct. 11, 13 9:48 PM

Since the shutdown less than 2 weeks ago, Minnesota's unemployment rate has been reported as rising by almost 50%! I not sure of the effect on unemployment in other states but I doubt that few states are seeing a large growth in employment over this. Now explain again how the Tea Party is going to do so much good for us.

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