Let Them Eat Caca


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing blowback from across the political spectrum after he suggested states should be able to declare bankruptcy as they face severe budget holes sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.


But McConnell sparked his own political firestorm when, in response to a question from radio host Hugh Hewitt, he said he supported letting states declare bankruptcy and positioned Republicans as cautious of providing them with additional federal relief.

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Original painting (by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun)

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“The last thing we need in the middle of an economic crisis is to have states filing bankruptcy all across America and not able to provide services to people who desperately need them,” [Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said]. “I’m hopeful that we’re going to be able to … convince Sen. McConnell that maybe he shouldn’t let all the states go bankrupt.”

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), who is retiring, called McConnell the “Marie Antoinette of the Senate.”


Unlike the federal government, which has borrowed trillions to help fund its coronavirus relief efforts, every state but Vermont has a requirement to maintain a balanced budget. Current law doesn’t allow states to declare bankruptcy.

“This is one of the really dumb ideas of all time,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said during his press briefing Thursday.


GOP senators were largely mum on Thursday on if states should be allowed to declare bankruptcy.


But some GOP senators echoed McConnell’s concerns.

“NY and other left wing states have been terribly mismanaged for years. Kowtowing to labor unions by approving generous taxpayer funded benefits in exchange for votes has left them with billion dollar shortfalls. Blame yourself @NYGovCuomo, not @senatemajldr,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) tweeted.


Lauren Aronson, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), noted that Congress has already passed a “significant” amount of assistance related to the coronavirus.

“Sen. Cruz has expressed concerns that allowing states to use that relief to prop up their underfunded pension plans would be a windfall paid – in part – by taxpayers from more fiscally prudent states like Texas. He instead believes these funds should be directed towards new, coronavirus-related expenditures and also to ensuring resources for vital law enforcement responsibilities,” she added.


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12 responses to “Let Them Eat Caca

  1. Coronavirus cake! Yum!

    The way Moscow Mitch — and Blackburn and Cruz — talk about us is the way one talks about an enemy. There is no American nation any more, but two mutually-hostile nations trapped together on the same territory. The sooner we recognize that, the better.

    This one was educational — now I know what the Tennessee flag looks like.

    • It took me forever to get the buttercream to the right consistency for the decorations!

      There has always been (at least) two Americas. I think it’s been that way for a long time, but social media and 24-hour news has turned the lights on, and the cockroaches have scurried out from their hiding places. This country is too big. Maybe breaking it up is the only way for it to survive in some fashion.

      I live to educate. Mission accomplished! 😀

  2. McConnel looks better as a woman than he does as a man. I never would have believed that possible. Kentucky needs much more in federal aid than many states because it is so poor. McConnel sure has not done anything to help the poor pull up their boot straps.

  3. McConnel is a Trump henchman. Cuomo said that New York had paid a much more sizable portion, ( can’t remember if that was taxes), I suppose, into the federal system and that McConnel’s state of Kentucky, in in the past had used much more in federal aid than his New York state. I don’t know if I am relaying this correctly to make sense but what Cuomo said I am pretty sure is true. He is a smart cookie and the repubs don’t like him. How McConnel has lasted so long is beyond me. Actually you made him look damn good in the cartoon. He looks better as a woman. Who would have ever believed that? I thought that I had lost this comment and made another one but that one now is gone and this one reappeared. Geeeeee!!!

    • Someone on Twitter said Yertle looks better as a woman. It’s a very, very low bar. It’s probably the hair. It covers up a lot.

      Actually, California pays the most in federal taxes. New Yawk is #2. However, California is not a “donor” state, because they get back more than they pay in. They pay in a lot, because they have the most people.There are 10 donor states that pay in more than they get back. They are: (from biggest donor to smallest donor) Connecticut, New Joisey, Massachusetts, New Yawk, North Dakota, Illinois, New Hampshire, Washington, Nebraska and Colorado. The biggest “taker” states, where they get more money from the federal government than they pay in, are Virginia, Kentucky, New Mexico, West Virginia, Alaska, Mississippi, Alabama, Maryland, Maine and Hawaii.

      Cuomo made an ass out of Yerlte (with lots of help from Yertle himself) by daring him to make the states file for bankruptcy. That would be illegal unless Congress changed the law. Cuomo dared Yertle to do that, and now Yertle looks like an idiot in addition to a callous insensitive asshole.

      • Hmm very interesting. I admire your research skills. I really had no idea of which states pay and which states take. I just read the one article about NY and KY and found it very interesting. Thanks for including the list. And I did not know about the Twitter comment. Your cartoon just struck me that Yertle looked better as a woman and I thought it very amusing.

  4. therub

    i watched cuomo nail yertle yesterday at his presser. it was a sight to behold. can’t wait to see what cuomo has up his sleeve today. he’s far smarter than yertle which makes it especially satisfying.

    • Cuomo knows how to play the game, and he does it beautifully, because you don’t even realize he’s playing. Don’t take that to mean that I don’t think he means what he says. I absolutely do, and I think, unlike Twitler, he has genuine empathy. It’s just that his empathy and authenticity is all that, and his game is a bag of chips.

  5. singe

    As an Eye-Talian American who was born at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens in 1947 I will say that Cuomo has made me proud and after the zombies Scali, Alito and Ghouliani had forced me to pretend my origins lay in Kazakhstan I can now come out of the closet as a spaghetti twister! Please pass the Chianti.

  6. TN has a 9% sales tax on FOOD. You can talk about high taxes in NY all you want but we don’t have sales tax on FOOD. People who leave NY for places like TN & TX always talk about the high property taxes but they never talk about not paying a hefty sales tax on everyday living. Even tax on non-food items aren’t anywhere near 9%. Cuomo has his problems (going after Medicaid is one of them) but at least he tells it like it is.

    • How nice to see you, Silverapplequeen! 😀

      I was surprised to hear that Tennessee and other states have a tax on food. We do in Floriduhhh, but only on stuff like candy and soda and prepared food, like from the deli. That said, if you look at the cost of living in all the states, Tennessee is in the bottom 10, while New Yawk is around 3rd from the top. Tennessee doesn’t have a state income tax either, but New Yawk does.

      Cuomo isn’t perfect by any means, but at this moment, I trust him to tell the truth, unlike the shithead we have down here, Racist Ronnie DeSantize (Infidel gets credit for that fabulous name which I shamelessly sprinkle all over Twitter).