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Unintended Consequences of the Fair Tax

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With the disturbingly plausible headline, "I think the Cato Institute will be intrigued by this idea," the Comics Curmudgeon assesses the latest laff riot from the Browne family:

Gloss:

Anyway, the joke, such as it is, revolves around the sheer number of leaves on the The Horribles' trees, and the sky-high tax bills that will no doubt result. This strikes me as the sort of thing that the artist thought was a great idea until he suddenly found himself in the position of having to draw all the damn leaves. So, he loses points on foresight, but kudos to him for following through to the bitter, hand-cramping end anyway.

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