1062: Budget News
Title text: I will vote, no questions asked, for any candidate who describes themselves as 'more of a deficit sugar glider.'
This comic is a pun on the phrase "Deficit Hawk". Wikipedia has a great definition: "Deficit hawk is an American political slang term for people who place great emphasis on keeping the federal budget under control. Deficit hawks believe the best way to reduce the deficit, pay off national debt, and balance the budget is by a combination of increasing taxes and cutting government spending."
And obviously, a hawk is a type of bird of prey. In this case, the prey is politicians.
In the image text, there is a reference to the sugar glider, which is a small gliding possum originating from the marsupial Infraclass.
- [The front page of a newspaper entitled The Daily News. The photo on the right is of a man at a podium blocking his face from an attack from a large bird, and the headline on the left reads DEFICIT HAWK ATTACKED BY REGULAR ONE.]
- It appears this event may have been contrived, as a certain Black Hat is in the audience.