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Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale (Ed Asner)
California Federation of Teachers ^ | Nov 28, 2012 | Fred Glass

Posted on 12/04/2012 9:36:50 PM PST by DWar

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antirich; asner; propaganda; taxes
Joseph Goebbels is alive and well at the California Federation of Teachers.
1 posted on 12/04/2012 9:36:58 PM PST by DWar
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To: DWar

Piss on Ed Asner. Not that anyone could smell the difference.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 9:43:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: DWar

I just saw Ed Asner mentioned and I thought about that time when he regarded Josef Stalin as a hero of his.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 9:45:26 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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To: DWar

Is that the video where rich people are urinating on poor people?


4 posted on 12/04/2012 9:46:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Merta

That doesn’t surprise me. Asner is evil. He’s rich. Why doesn’t he give all his money away? Hypocrite, like all liberals.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 9:48:37 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: DWar

the hatefilled left, once again ranting liek loons, and making soviet union-like propoganda videos- and htis country wanted more of this lunacy by voting dear leader back in for another 4 years? Be prepared for more andm ore lunacy fro mthe left- as they truly beleive the american peopel gave them free liscence to do whatever the hell they want to do irregarldess of whether it’s truthful constitutional,moral or just or not-


6 posted on 12/04/2012 9:49:45 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Pining_4_TX

They never had the talk when they were young.

As kids sometimes they ask parents why someone they know is poor, or doesn’t have money or food or new clothes. Then in young ideal naivety, say why don’t we give some of our money to them, and they wouldn’t be poor.

At that point you say we’ll start with the allowance you earn, by doing x,y,z, and sometimes a,b and c.

Little child says “BUT I EARN THAT, I WORK REALLY HARD FOR MY MONEY!”

And that is where the lesson is learned.

Libs like Asner prove they have either never had that light click on, or they have learned this lesson and are being deliberate hypocrites.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 9:57:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DWar

I lasted 2:55 seconds, which was all I could take.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 9:59:16 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: DWar
They have it REVERSED.

You TAX the POOR until they NO LONGER EXIST. /s

9 posted on 12/04/2012 10:01:01 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: TigersEye
Piss on Ed Asner. Not that anyone could smell the difference.

You are more correct than you know. Some twenty-odd years ago, I saw Ed staggering down the middle of Bourbon Street in New Orleans, blind drunk. From the way his shirttail was hanging out, I'd say that a bouncer had just tossed him out on the street.

That's the "one percent" for you.

10 posted on 12/04/2012 10:02:43 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DWar

Isn’t that communist bastard Asner dead yet???

He in conjunction with the Center for Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara was the sole reason DDT was banned!!!


11 posted on 12/04/2012 10:03:21 PM PST by dalereed
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To: smokingfrog
Yes, it is.

Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale

12 posted on 12/04/2012 10:05:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Charles Martel

I am not a bit surprised but I do appreciate the anecdotal confirmation.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 10:07:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: DWar

“poorly funded public services”

oh please. Blame the unions and their benefits/retirement packages for swallowing up your budgets.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 10:08:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DWar
CTA president Dean Vogel has been "congratulating" voters for "investing" in schools and standing up against "secret donations" from corporations. The smarmy ad has been running on KOGO every morning this week. His comments refer to passing the big tax increase via Prop 30 and defeating Prop 32 (the bill that disconnected involuntary union dues from the political process).
15 posted on 12/04/2012 10:25:21 PM PST by Myrddin
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We should match every one of these attacks with a counterattack but hit harder.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 11:31:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric
Scratching By: How Government Creates Poverty as We Know It
17 posted on 12/05/2012 12:04:07 AM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: DWar
the rich decide they don't want to pay taxes anymore

Way to go Assner! That's EXACTLY what those darn rich people are doing. You really put your finger on it. /s

Master of "over the top."

18 posted on 12/05/2012 2:55:37 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“As kids sometimes they ask parents why someone they know is poor, or doesn’t have money or food or new clothes. Then in young ideal naivety, say why don’t we give some of our money to them, and they wouldn’t be poor.”

Received this in an email:

A little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and prayed for weeks, but nothing happened .

Then he decided to write God a letter requesting the $100.00. When

the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God , USA ,

they decided to send it to President Obama.

Obama was so amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $ 5.00 bill.

He thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.

The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 bill and sat down to write a thank you note to God, which read:

Dear God: Thank you very much for sending

the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you sent it through Washington , D.C. and that asshole Obama took $95.00 in taxes.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 3:04:32 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: CottShop

I’m a Conservative yet there is some truth to this animated fairy tale.

Greed has destroyed capitalism’s functionality and image. Zero was reelected and the GOP kicks us to the curb. The Glory days of yesterday are over.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 3:12:03 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: DWar
I sure learned a whole lot of new things in that video ....

The very first thing the rich did to ruin utopia, Ed tells us, was to get TAX CUTS that led to slashed services like teachers, police, and fire protection.

Ah, yes, I remember it well: Republican tax cuts that emptied public treasuries ... and the ruthless cuts in public employment and public sector pay scales driven by Republican tax cuts over the years. Public employees hitting the breadlines ... schoolteachers on food stamps ... the savage triumph of the private over the public sector. Who could forget it. We have starved the public sector, starved it, and there's hell to pay. So says Ed.

I think we should rally to Ed's message, the first part of it at least, and demand that public employment levels and pay scales be readjusted back to the levels, relative to the private sector, that existed in 1980 prior to the beginning of the Reagan Revolution. If Ed Asner and the Kalifornia Teechurs Onion think this is fair, who am I to argue?

21 posted on 12/05/2012 3:27:08 AM PST by sphinx ([)
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To: Java4Jay
Greed has destroyed capitalism’s functionality and image.

Greed is just an extreme form of envy, which is why most of the greedy that make the news are hardcore leftists. Envy, a side effect of vanity, is Satan's most successful weapon for destroying things. At this point America is a lost cause. It's over but for the downhill ride.

22 posted on 12/05/2012 3:51:32 AM PST by Reeses
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To: DWar

Every example given in the video, schools, schools, roads(less interstate) and police are paid with local and state taxes. Federal taxes do nothing to help those services except in the smallest amounts. The interstate is supposed to paid for by fuel taxes. Fail. There isn’t a tax problem with state ans local, the problem is with Fed taxes.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:03:51 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DWar

Ed Asner is a communist f*ck! Hipocrit gets to play Santa, like Barbara Steisand singing Christmas Carols...digusting!


24 posted on 12/05/2012 4:29:10 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: DWar

I can’t do it, but it would be very effective to overlay an old anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda audio clip over the soundtrack.

Start it very quietly, and increase the volume while taking down Asner’s narration.

At the end of Asner’s video, they should be building guillotines, and dragging out the evil rich.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 4:35:22 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DWar
Good ol’ Ed- isn't he a fan of Trotsky?

Ed pines for 1917 and the Russian revolution- those were the glory days when REAL “socialists” knew how to deal with the rich

26 posted on 12/05/2012 4:42:01 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: DWar

Started listening to this on Hannity yesterday, then Hannity starts repeating certain words assner says so I changed the station. Hannity does this a lot and it is the most irritating crap. It’s bad enough to have to listen to obammy or assner speak without H. making it worse.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 4:43:44 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: raybbr

good one


28 posted on 12/05/2012 4:43:51 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: raybbr

good one


29 posted on 12/05/2012 4:43:59 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: DWar

Why don’t these commie lovers just give up ALL of their assets and move he hell out of our country. I’m so sick of these people. There has got to be some serious organized boycott effort against the ENTIRE media complex and ALL of their sponsors. If the unions can shut down a port, surely we can shut down our TVs and cancel our cable subscriptions. We need to hit them where they live. The democrats are nothing without the media.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 4:45:04 AM PST by jersey117
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To: DWar

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/ed-asners-house/view/?service=1

Photo of Ed Asner’s house. I bet the carbon footprint of this greedy SOB is huge.


31 posted on 12/05/2012 4:51:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Java4Jay

I’m curious; how are you able to recognize greed when you see it and differentiate it from the plain old ambition we all should admire?


32 posted on 12/05/2012 4:57:05 AM PST by doc11355
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To: DWar

Ed Asner is proof that only the good die young.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 5:20:35 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: DWar

Oh, Mr. Granttttt!!!!!


34 posted on 12/05/2012 6:07:11 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

He feels guilty. He IS guilty, ultimately.
He doesn’t want to do what he has to do to really alleviate that guilt - take it to the cross. He’s his own god.

So, in order to achieve his own sense of righteousness,
he advocates for policies perceived as “helping” people.


35 posted on 12/05/2012 6:11:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s an Elitist.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 6:13:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: doc11355
I’m curious; how are you able to recognize greed when you see it and differentiate it from the plain old ambition we all should admire?

True greed is somewhat rare. Most "greed" brought up by the MSM is actually simple envy projected onto the target. One test for true greed is if someone knowingly breaks laws, lies, cheats, and steals for no other purpose than to boost their bank account "score". The truly greedy tend to drive themselves into jail under their own power.

37 posted on 12/05/2012 7:13:04 AM PST by Reeses
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To: DWar

Oh my, I watched a critique of his video. He sounds like such a smirking, drunken, arrogant, trendy, hipster that it irritated me so much. Yeah because the “99%”(ugh) want to see the dysfunctional extension of government interventionism. Him and Joseph Stiglitz should sit in some room and try to outsmirk one another. Such annoying Left-Wing arrogant hipsters.


38 posted on 12/05/2012 9:09:33 PM PST by Merta (Like Joe Jones, but in reverse, I talk too much.)
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