Wrong (26 Nov, 2012) Reply
The labels are at the wrong ends.
Legendre (26 Nov, 2012)
Guess this comic is not meant to be understood by a simple mind such as yours.
Right (26 Nov, 2012)
Wrong is right. This picture implies that business interests weighs much less than everything else which is how it should be. Law of the leverage, look it up! Basic physics fail.
NerdLord (26 Nov, 2012)
No, the picture is right. Business interests of course are lighter than everything else, but they are moved more to the left, thus balancing the scale, so now business interests _appear_ as important as everything else. That's exactly what these guys in suits wanted.
@NerdLord (26 Nov, 2012)
You are right that the picture is correct, but your reason is wrong. It's not that business interests appear as important, but the businessmen place their interests above the peoples, by lobbying, thus making their interests having a greater impact, tho really having a initial lower impact.
@Wrong: Don't be a peasant. Educate thyself.
@Right: You are not as smart as you might think you are.
Fulcrum (26 Nov, 2012)
Next thing you know, someone will say that justice is blind.
Zelda (26 Nov, 2012)
HEY! MORON! Try to learn the truth before you try to feed this equine feces to everyone else. The 400 wealthiest parasites have as much money as the bottom 157,000,000 working Americans. No reasonable people could this this is fair - or sustainable. >> (visit link)
teacher (26 Nov, 2012)
Wrong is wrong. My 5 year old students can use a balance beam. You don't understand the fulcrum point. I also don't think you understand the point of the comic.
LogiC (2 Dec, 2012)
The Eagle would of course mean this represents the US. The comic has it right. If business interests were at equal distance from the fulcrum they would get "balanced" weight. This happens because the US has this court case "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" aka Citizens United. That ruling basically lets corporations funnel vast volumes of money into politicians and is really legalised bribery. Before America can be fixed Citizens United needs to be overturned, or "everything else" will never get a fair deal.
Greedy McGreed (26 Nov, 2012) Reply
I don't see a problem here.
Politics (26 Nov, 2012) Reply
Assuming that the eagle represents some kind of state or government...the people have a higher weight when it gets closer to the businesses? So Romney would have been the better Democrat?
Free & Fake American (26 Nov, 2012)
Romney would have been a bag of wind.
Citizen (26 Nov, 2012)
A dumpster would have been a better Democrat.
@ Citizen (26 Nov, 2012)
We've already got one of those in the White House for a second term.
Freddo (26 Nov, 2012) Reply
Now add a giant suction tube to each dish to feed big government and you have an accurate picture.
Just Sayin (27 Nov, 2012) Reply
The economy is everything else, because the economy is everything. World peace isn't about drum circles, it's about not killing one another and that's easily achieved when the economy works. You've seen what the unions can do and you've seen what big businesses can do, it's best to limit both of their powers by keeping them at odds with eachother.
winterhog (27 Nov, 2012)
Actually it is the state itself, not big businesses that one should be wary about. When the governments start to influence the economy, either by incessant redistribution or warmongering, the economy usually suffers.
Bankster (27 Nov, 2012) Reply
You so funny! We Banksters rule and you blame "business interests". Businesses make all the stuff & provide the services you want to earn money. We Banksters get to CREATE money! We gradually buy EVERYTHING. We and our buddies own all, control all, and win "elections". (If we choose the candidates, you can have all the "elections" you want!) Thanks for blaming business.
MeowMix (27 Nov, 2012) Reply
A cartoon from the "For Dummies" version of Chairman Mao's little red book.
adleZ (30 Nov, 2012) Reply
Did eatliver pay enough Tax?