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Tom the Dancing Bug - Friday December 21, 2018 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Tom the Dancing Bug - Friday December 21, 2018 Comic Strip
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Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Dr. Paul Ryan Fiscal Scientist Paul Ryan: Hi, kids! I'm known as a wonk, so today we're going to run a real science experiment, with junior scientist Emily here! Emily: Ready, Dr. Ryan! Paul Ryan: It is my hypothesis that tax cuts for the rich grow the economy and create a budget surplus! Emily: Let's test it, using science! Paul Ryan: Here is a state called Kansas. We'll douse it with tax cuts for the rich and see what happens. Emily: Um, Dr. Ryan, it's doing terribly. Paul Ryan: Sorry, Emily, I couldn't hear you because I'm getting ready for the next experiment. Keep up. Paul Ryan: Here is California, and it's in bad shape. Let's douse it in tax INCREASES for the rich and see how much worse it gets. Emily: Gosh! Dr. Ryan, it's doing great! Paul Ryan: Emily, you're getting bogged down by details. Paul Ryan: Now that we've rigorously proven my hypothesis, let's douse the whole U.S.A. in tax cuts for the rich and watch a budget surplus grow! Emily: Hey! I live there! Emily: Oh, no, Dr. Ryan! The budget's starting to bust...Hey, where are you going?! Paul Ryan: I'm retiring, a HERO OF FISCAL SCIENCE! NEXT: Getting paid by the rich for doing awesome science!