Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 19, 2013


1. Which comic device does the cartoonist use to make his point? Explain your answer.
a) irony
b) pun
c) parody
d) exaggeration

2. Which statement best describes the main idea of this cartoon?
a) too many people in the U.S. are receiving government benefits
b) one-third of the country is on welfare
c) the IRS unfairly denies claims submitted by hardworking Americans
d) taxpayers should be permitted to claim as dependents people who receive government benefits

Cartoon by Gary Varvel