It has been Republican party policy since the sainted Ronald Reagan's presidency that government programs useful to Americans should be unfunded, rendered incapable of operating effectively, then declared useless and abolished. The weird part about this plan is that people who will be negatively affected by such cuts support the wrecking of government programs. Why? Because the propaganda is so effective. It amazes me how my fellow citizens, indebted to their eyeballs and thus nowhere near "free", fall over themselves to rush out and support the destruction of decent paying union jobs, pensions, health care programs, childcare, schools, parks, utility infrastructure and even prisons, all in the name of "freedom." It has been a brilliant Big Lie put about by the master propagandists of the right and they have done very well protecting the interests of the one percent.
So when I find a nice piece of artistic humor offering a different view I cannot resist, not least in the hope that perceptions may be changing. This from Santa Cruz cartoonist Tim Egan's brilliant mind: www.timeagan.com/