Old-time cartoon character: J. Wellington Wimpy aka "Wimpy." First introduced: 1934. Favorite saying: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
New caricature: California state budget. Deadline missed: July 1 (as nearly always). Favorite saying, likely commencing in early August when state runs out of reserves to pay medical costs: "We've got no money to pay you today, but keep on providing medical care until whenever we create a budget or you go belly up."