1062: Budget News

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Budget News
I will vote, no questions asked, for any candidate who describes themselves as 'more of a deficit sugar glider.'
Title text: I will vote, no questions asked, for any candidate who describes themselves as 'more of a deficit sugar glider.'

Explanation

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.


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Discussion

Shame the hawk didn't go after a war hawk. Iran has been going on for faaar too long. Davidy22[talk] 13:43, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

This has now happened to Donald Trump http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-narrowly-escapes-being-attacked-by-a-bald-eagle-on-time-magazine-shoot-a6767501.html 162.158.255.37 03:45, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah but I wouldn't call Trump any kind of eagle. That scene is still hilarious and indicative though, especially since now Bernie Sanders can simply summon small birds to him -Pennpenn 108.162.250.155 05:33, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Of course Trump is some kind of eagle: an ill eagle!

Has anyone else noticed that Black Hat is in the audience? Does anyone else think that that might be a hint as to what's going on? --XndrK (talk) 00:09, 3 June 2016 (UTC)