about this cartoon:
Title: Fault of the Poor
Date: April 9, 2009
About this cartoon: Much of the current economic recession
came because of "toxic" mortgages on houses sold to people who
couldn't afford them unless the real estate market kept climbing -- which
it didn't, and these bad loans led to foreclosures that helped create
the current crisis. Some of those who like to point fingers have placed
the blame for the recession on those people who bought homes beyond their
means (and the politicians who tried to give them a chance at home ownership).
But there are many, many culprits amid a whole culture of greed, manipulation
and speculation, and it's simply unfair to blame the poor for the fate
that's befallen the entire economy, especially as they were directed by
numerous others trying to make big money.