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?

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58 Responses to “Editorial Cartoon: Ron Paul Social Security Hypocrite”

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  1. Red says:

    And I got the first vote 😉

  2. Scott says:

    So am I.

    Maybe some things that are unconstitutional are necessary, nevertheless. The founders of this country couldn’t think of everything, it would have been impossible. In fact, if I could go back in time (and space) and warn them (provided I could convince them I was from the future) of the negative direction in which this country would go, beginning in 1917, the U.S. Constitution would probably be much, much bigger (as thick as the Bible perhaps), and much, much more specific.

    • Bearman says:

      1917…What happened then? Wikipedia states this happened that year

      “An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco attracts huge crowds to public meetings. At one meeting attended by 7,000 people, 20,000 are kept out for lack of room. In a conference with Rev. Paul Smith, an outspoken foe of prostitution, 300 prostitutes make a plea for toleration, explaining they had been forced into the practice by poverty. When Smith asks if they will take other work at $8 to $10 a week, the ladies laugh derisively, which loses them public sympathy. The police close about 200 houses of prostitution shortly thereafter.”

  3. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I am not a Ron Paul fan but I think what he is saying is that it is wrong for the government to take money from our checks but since they did he wants to get back as much as he can.
    Then again, he is a politician… I doubt very much that even he knows what he is thinkin’.

  4. My thoughts are mostly of a congratulatory nature, Bearman…
    happy to see you’re getting those well-deserved votes!

  5. Surprising he needs to take the SS check… the guy is/was a Doctor, and a congressman, so he is undoubtedly not hurting for cash…

  6. A.M.Frasier says:

    HA!! Hilarious.

  7. I think if you pay into it you should be able to cash the checks, I have been paying into it since I was 5 If I could I would start drawing on it now.

  8. DadaHyena says:

    It’s amazing how long some people can hold on to childhood logic: “It’s only wrong if someone else is doing it.”

  9. Comedy Plus says:

    I remember having to pay into Social Security for many years. I was so poor that I would have rather had the money. That wasn’t an option. I start collecting mine next year. I’ll cash every one of those checks. They’ve had my money for many, many years.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  10. Jenn says:

    Hmm..I have to say I get my American updates on politics mostly from your comics! But glad to say I’m in Canada =P well, nevermind we have our share of a mess up here too.

    • Bearman says:

      Don’t feel bad. I think alot of Americans get their news from my comics as well. Maybe I should pull out the Canadian newspaper and do one about there.

  11. Well said. There is something not right here.

  12. Mark Stokes says:

    I guess it depends on what kind of constitution you have, Dr. Paul.

  13. Well he puts forth that it is unconstitutional (dubious) but it still is HIS money just like the rest of us. OTOH he probably doesn’t need it.

  14. Binky says:

    I keep pushing that vote button, but I still haven’t gotten any chocolates!

  15. Tony McGurk says:

    If Ron wants to send his cheques my way I will accept the donations on your behalf Bearman

  16. George says:

    I’m rather two-faced, so I’d cry about the “unconstiutionalitiness” (yes, I created that word) and would head straight to the bank to cash my SS check. I’m not too proud to ride both sides of a fence. 🙂

  17. Sheila Deeth says:

    Did the States insistence on the right to write amendments mean the Constitution was unconstitutional?

  18. So, he should pay into and not collect?

    • Bearman says:

      Yes! He is the one saying it is wrong

      • He has no choice but to pay into it. It’s HIS money they took for his entire life. And he’s not saying it’s “wrong”, what he’s saying is that Social Security doesn’t work as well as people investing their own money for retirement. The federal government loses 25 cents of every dollar it collects just on administration costs. Your bank doesn’t lose anywhere near that much money.

  19. G. B. Miller says:

    Ron Paul has always been a little squirrely (he’s a bit popular here in Connecticut) so anything he says I take with a grain of horseradish.

    It’s alway popular to demonize guv’t programs one hand, and yet, partake in those same guv’ment programs with the other.

  20. Nate Fakes says:

    I have to catch up on my voting after being gone for several days.

    • Bearman says:

      Well since you can only vote for a current round, you’ll have to make up for it with the next one posting tomorrow..haha

  21. Jande says:

    Thanks once again for the delightful political enlightenment. lol

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