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Uncle Sam's Debt by CrimsonMagpie Uncle Sam's Debt by CrimsonMagpie
Another image for the third issue of Thunk, which you can see here [link] ! :meow:

This is a comment upon the USA's financial situation within the world economy, especially with their arch-rivals / bosom-buddies China. Uncle Sam is fun to draw, and this isn't the last time I'll be depicting him. In all seriousness he's an awesome character to work on. ;)

Thanks to *tintits for showing me how to digitally fix the colours of his hat, because I bollocksed them up.... :paranoid:




Watercolour and pen on paper
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DukkaDukkaDukka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
What some certain people don't understand is the fact that China doesn't really gain anything from giving endless loans to America. If they aren't paid back, which they aren't, then they lose that money. Someday China will up and refuse to give the U.S. government more loans.

Imagine if you were the CEO of the world's largest bank. You are approached by the CEO of a large corporation to give them a loan to keep capital going, due to continual financial losses every quarter. This particular corporation has not paid off any of the debts it amassed in the last century, and its CEO and every one of his predecessors has explicitly expressed the intention of never paying off any future loans. Would you give these guys the loan?
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad that our economy is in such bad shape that we're losing to the Reds. DX
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Their economy is tied closely to the success of the Western economy though; if the USA fails China fails too. =p
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True.
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liunianyue Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
uncle sam is a fat ass
he loves gun
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's in luck, Chinese pistols have to tendency to be held together with glue and tinfoil ^^
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? I thought they used the more traditional welding and screws? :B
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, not really, although it does seem that way.

Older model Chinese weapons were mass produced and left to rust in warehouses, currently, there are roughly 7 million SKS rifles sitting in hundreds of thousands of wooden crates that haven't been touched in decades. Many of which are NOT in good condition. I wouldn't be surprised if that gun to poor sams head would misfire and inflict more damage to the shooter XD
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loathe that the U.S. has outsourced so many manufacturing jobs to China, a criminal regime that abuses its people (along with those of Tibet and Taiwan) at every chance it gets. The best thing people can do is boycott Chinese made products, but that is technically impossible. The computer I’m using, like 90% or so of all electronic devices, is made in China. Although I work for a company whose products are all American made, China is the obviously the largest manufacturer (sorry for stating the obvious).

But China owns a very small portion (about 8 percent) of US debt. The Social Security Trust Fund is the biggest holder of U.S. debt.

And if you read these articles, China isn’t this country that will eclipse the U.S. in a manner similar to this political cartoon.

The mainstream media sources usually overlook what’s going on within China’s borders. [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a bitch, but I do believe China's position of economic dominance is quite precarious, and it's due for a devastating fall if the rest of the world goes tits-up. The recent Taiwanese floods didn't do their electronic manufacturing sector any favours either. :P
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