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Economists often do a crummy job of teaching people about the impact of fiscal policy on the labor force, largely because we put people to sleep with boring discussions about “labor supply” decisions (my blog post from last year perhaps being an example of this tendency).

From now on, I will try to remember to use this cartoon. It’s a parody of Obama’s policies, but the last slide (or is it a panel?) is a great teaching tool about what happens when politicians turn the safety net into a hammock.

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Maybe Obama’s not so bad on Second Amendment issues.

His Administration has contracted with the folks at Ruger to produce a special pistol in honor of the government workforce.

This new gun will be called “The Bureaucracy Special.” The only downside is that it doesn’t work and you can’t fire it.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is trying hard to win the “Bureaucracy of the Year Award,” and they have a new motto.

But I think the bureaucrats at HUD are cheating. I’m almost sure I saw one of these signs during my last visit to the DMV, though I confess I started hallucinating after three hours.

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It’s a long time until Christmas, but this clever t-shirt I saw linked on Instapundit is going to be near the top of my list.

And unlike the Ben Bernanke toilet paper, this gift will be visible to everyone you see, not just people who visit your bathroom.

On the other hand, if you like the toilet paper approach, this IRS version is amusing.

But if you like t-shirts, there’s always this Tim Geithner classic for those who understand laws are only for the little people.

Last but not least, this quirky r-rated gift is for the environmentalists on your list.

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A buddy from Monaco was at a different conference in the same hotel in Switzerland, and he sent me this great humor from David Letterman.

Here are the top 10 ways to tell if you are a bureaucrat.

10.) You take a week off to protest in Wisconsin and your office runs better.

9.) On a snow day, when they say “non-essential” people should stay home you know who they mean.

8.) You get paid twice as much as a private sector person doing the same job but make up the difference by doing half as much work.

7.) It takes longer to fire you than the average killer spends on death row.

6.) The worse you do your job, the more your boss avoids you.

5.) You think the French are working themselves to death.

4.) You know by having a copy of the Holy Koran on your desk your job is 100% safe.

3.) You spend more time at protest marches than at church.

2.) You have a Democratic congressman’s lips permanently attached to your butt.

1.) You pay more in union dues than you do for your healthcare insurance.

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I didn’t watch President Obama’s interview with Bill O’Reilly a couple of days ago, and that’s probably a good thing since I probably would have suffered a stroke if I actually heard Obama state, “I didn’t raise taxes once.”

This was such an absurd display of mendacity that even the left-leaning PolitiFact people had no choice but to conclude that Obama’s statement was false.

I suppose I could take a mature approach to this controversy and explain in mind-numbing detail why the President was wrong, but that wouldn’t be much fun. I’d much rather copy the guy who did the famous QE2 video and have some fun.

This is my first experiment with a cartoon video, so I welcome feedback.

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Al Gore really knows how to get a good turnout.

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