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Fiscal Farce: Approaching the Cliff

Our leaders are approaching the Fiscal Cliff: John Boehner, Jon Kyl, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor.

 

The Fiscal Cliff is as real as this cartoon. It is a fiction designed to give politicians cover for cutting needed services and keeping taxes low.

 

John Andrew Boehner, aka John Boehner, is the 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and a Republican Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district. Jon Llewellyn Kyl, aka Jon Kyl, is a U.S. Senator from Arizona and the Republican Senate Minority Whip. Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr. aka Mitch McConnell is the senior U.S. Senator from Kentucky and the Republican Minority Leader. Harry Mason Reid, aka Harry Reid, is a United States Senator from Nevada and Senate Majority Leader. Richard Joseph Durbin, aka Dick Durbin, is the senior United States Senator from Illinois and the Democratic Party Whip in the Senate. Barack Hussein Obama II aka Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States of America. Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, aka Nancy Pelosi, is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. Eric Ivan Cantor, aka Eric Cantor, is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district and House Majority Leader for the 112th Congress which convened on January 3, 2011.

 

The source image for this caricature of Speaker John Boehner is a Creative Commons licensed photo from Gage Skidmore's Flickr photostream.

 

The source image for this caricature of Senator Jon Kyl is a Creative Commons licensed photo from Saeima's Flickr photostream.

 

The source image for this caricature of Mitch McConnell is a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia.

 

The source image for this caricature of Senator Harry Reid is a public domain photo available via Wikimedia.

 

The source image for this caricature of Senator Dick Durbin is from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Photos' Flickr Photostream.

 

The source image for this caricature was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Steve Jurvetson's Flickr photostream.

 

The souce image for this caricicature of Nancy Pelosi is a photo in the public domain from the United States Air Force.

 

The source image for this caricature of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.

 

The source image for the background is a photo in the public domain of a painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware by George Caleb Bingham from the Chrysler Museum of Art available via Wikimedia.

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Taken on December 13, 2012