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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:27 PM

Tax The Rich

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"Tax the rich: An animated fairy tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by Mike Konopacki. Written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. An 8 minute video about how we arrived at this moment of poorly funded public services and widening economic inequality. Things go downhill in a happy and prosperous land after the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore. They tell the people that there is no alternative, but the people aren't so sure. This land bears a startling resemblance to our land. For more info, www.cft.org."

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Starry Messenger Dec 2012 OP
progressoid Dec 2012 #1
SamKnause Dec 2012 #2
Cleita Dec 2012 #3
Callalily Dec 2012 #4
heaven05 Dec 2012 #5
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #8
otohara Dec 2012 #7
FredStembottom Dec 2012 #14
Unknown Beatle Dec 2012 #9
alfredo Dec 2012 #10
byronius Dec 2012 #11
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #12
MrNice100 Dec 2012 #13
Tanelorn Dec 2012 #15
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #17
Tanelorn Dec 2012 #18
Quantess Dec 2012 #16

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. Excellent!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. Tax The Rich

So simply a child could understand.

When corruption is addressed in this country things will change.

Our corrupt politicians are the direct cause of the problems this country faces.

When they are held accountable for the actions and the laws of the land are followed we can begin to dig out of this hole.

The rich only have the power our corrupt officials have given them.

Our corrupt government officials have let we the people down.

Their paychecks, pensions and perks should be stopped immediately.

They are the ones who belong in the unemployment lines.

Official 2013 Calendar for the House of Representatives; they are scheduled to work 126 days !!!

This is sickening.

They will only be working 8 days in January 2013.

You would think this country has zero problems.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. This should be played three times a day for infinity or until things change

for better on the broadcast channels. The problem would be getting the money to pay for the air time.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:48 PM

4. What a great vid!

I particularly like "Fabulous Wall Street Casino."

Hopefully everyone has gotten a walk-up call!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:56 PM

5. poxnews

viewers should be obligated to watch, enticed somehow, as it were.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:01 PM

6. I just caught an episode of HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.

If you want to be truly disgusted, look at it. If these assholes can afford $150,000 for one carpet and $200,000 for special wood to panel one room, they can fucking afford higher taxes.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:31 PM

8. +1000

Preach!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. Fractured Fairy Tale

It reminds me of the old Fractured Fairy Tales on Bullwinkle

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Response to otohara (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:27 PM

14. Oh, excellent, otohara!

What a nice memory.

And you're right!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. A start would be

to repeal Citizens United and overhaul the Supreme Court with nonpartisan judges. In other words, Antonin "The Scallion" Scalia and Clarence "My wife is a tea-partier" Thomas have got to go.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:36 PM

10. knr

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:26 PM

11. That is fucking brilliant.

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Response to byronius (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:12 AM

12. And union created.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:26 PM

15. What happened to the video. It is listed as private.

I have seen it a couple of times and really like it. I have tried to post it to friends,

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Response to Tanelorn (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:41 AM

17. I've updated the link.

Thank you for the heads up. The owner moved it for some reason.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:41 AM

18. I found it elsewhere. Thank you Great vid.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:35 AM

16. Love this.

Thanks to Ed Asner.

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