February 7, 2014
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) figures show as many as 2 million Americans might quit jobs they don’t like, and go chase their dreams, because now they can get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).
Conservatives, and more than a few news organizations, misreported the study to say, as they claim, that the ACA will require the firings of 2 million people.
You can read the CBO report here, and draw your own inferences (make them reasonable, please); but Pat Bagley, the master cartoonist at the Salt Lake Tribune, put it in picture form. Several panels in this cartoon, each telling no fewer than a thousand words.
Pat Bagley’s cartoon from the Salt Lake Tribune, on reports that the ACA would enable workers to quit jobs they keep solely to keep health care benefits.
This is why the GOP doesn’t like ACA, you know. It really does give average citizens some choice. Freedom to choose NOT to feed the profit-gouging machines of the friends of the GOP threatens the GOP much more than did Americans drinking coffee instead of tea, in 1773.
Bagley’s cartoon is more than picture-perfect. It’s truthful.
December 18, 2012
Pat Bagley, in the Salt Lake Tribune, December 17, 2012, on gun safety issues, “Coming to Grips with Gun Control.”
This would explain why the National Rifle Association (NRA) feels like it need not offer condolences to victims of gun violence in a recent mass shooting, and has gone silent on Twitter and Facebook.
October 15, 2012
Here’s the editorial cartoon that should win the Pulitzer for Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune, this year:
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Perhaps Bagley has a few he could enter in the Ranan Lurie UN cartoon judging, too.
September 8, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune’s golden cartoonist, Pat Bagley, sums up so much of the difficulty we face in policy debates and discussions these days:
Pat Bagley for the Salt Lake Tribune, “Spawn of the GOP” – in Tribune August 20, 2012
Especially “trickle-down” economics.
May 5, 2012
Former Sen. Alan Simpson told Charlie Rose that he’s grateful President Obama didn’t offer the Simpson-Bowles budget balancing plan, since Republicans would then have to oppose every part of it, reflexively, as part of their “hate Obama completely” policy.
Pat Bagley uncoded the formula, too.
Pat Bagley, Primordial gas politics, Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 2012
The danger? The danger is Obama will propose something to save America, and the Republicans will oppose it in a knee-jerk fashion. Some say it’s happened already.
And all of a sudden, you find yourself naked, cold and wet, and stuck in a swamp. Can you console yourself that the flies are tasty?
May 1, 2012
Pat Bagley cartoon from the Salt Lake Tribune, May 2, 2012:
Pat Bagley cartoon, Salt Lake Tribune, May 2, 2012
April 6, 2012
Generally the Pulitzer Prize committees look at specific works submitted by candidates. Bagley‘s day-in, day-out brilliance must make it difficult for editors to choose what to nominate, no?
This cartoon is just perfect, in so many ways:
I hope these cartoons get picked up by newspapers far outside of Utah. They deserve to be seen more broadly. Click cartoon to go to Salt Lake Tribune's archives of Bagley's work.
July 28, 2011
Pat Bagley, the future Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune, can be so brilliant sometimes you can’t see him.
For example, what’s he talking about here? Mass murder in Norway? Debt ceiling? The Texas State Board of Education’s assault on evolution? The Texas Lege’s attack on education? Congress’s attacks on the poor and aged?
The Last Crusade - Pat Bagley for the Salt Lake Tribune
Pass the lithium: The cartoon applies to any of those issues, and all of them.