Editorial Cartoon: Ron Paul Social Security Hypocrite
The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week THREE! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Tuesday.
So Doctor, Senator and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul was in the news last week about his seemingly hypocritical stance on Social Security (see article). Seems with one breath he states that Social Security is Unconstitutional but with the other admits that he accepts Social Security.
In the editorial cartoon I used “Hypocritic Oath” instead of “Hippocratic Oath” (pledge of doctors). See what I did there? Pretty clever huh?
I am torn though. One one hand, he did pay into the system so he has the right to get paybacks. YET, he makes the claim that he puts it in the same category as roads where he has paid into them so he should enjoy the benefits thereof. It would be very difficult to NOT drive on government roads. It would be very easy to take a stand and not cash your Social Security check or at the least protest by donating the checks. Thoughts?