The Cartoon’s Starting Point: Health Care Reform:
At first, I was thinking about the whole health care legislative morass. Then I thought it should really be about the economy and about its health. That became the phrase “fiscal health care reform.” That made me think of the Tea Party activists, what they wanted and whom they were targeting their anger toward. That morphed into thoughts of revolutions down through history and images that captured the sudden consequences wrecked upon former rulers. What could be more sudden than a guillotine? Hence this cartoon.