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Infinite Loop

© Mike Stanfill

This comic leaves out one important step in this computer program, where the congressman receives large campaign contributions from the corporations.

In a related irony, the GOP rejects the “millionaires surtax” but NPR can’t find a single millionaire who objects to it. And neither could Republicans in the House and Senate, or business groups that have been lobbying against the surtax.



  1. Iron Filing wrote:

    You’re right. >RUN should be inside the GOTO loop.

    As I recall there was serious discussion in the late 70s as to whether it was possible to write an error-free non-trivial computer program. This cartoon demonstrates one solution – write a program which has the goal of not working. Republicans have implemented a program designed to fail then use that failure as proof that government doesn’t work.

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  2. Arthanyel wrote:

    Republicans say the government doesn’t work. And when elected, they prove it!

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Do Republicans really write in Fortran?

    Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink