Skip to comments.Tax the Rich: An animated fairy tale (Ed Asner)
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.
Piss on Ed Asner. Not that anyone could smell the difference.
I just saw Ed Asner mentioned and I thought about that time when he regarded Josef Stalin as a hero of his.
Is that the video where rich people are urinating on poor people?
That doesn’t surprise me. Asner is evil. He’s rich. Why doesn’t he give all his money away? Hypocrite, like all liberals.
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-
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.
I lasted 2:55 seconds, which was all I could take.
You TAX the POOR until they NO LONGER EXIST. /s
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.
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!!!
I am not a bit surprised but I do appreciate the anecdotal confirmation.
“poorly funded public services”
oh please. Blame the unions and their benefits/retirement packages for swallowing up your budgets.
We should match every one of these attacks with a counterattack but hit harder.
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."
“As kids sometimes they ask parents why someone they know is poor, or doesnt have money or food or new clothes. Then in young ideal naivety, say why dont we give some of our money to them, and they wouldnt 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.
Im a Conservative yet there is some truth to this animated fairy tale.
Greed has destroyed capitalisms functionality and image. Zero was reelected and the GOP kicks us to the curb. The Glory days of yesterday are over.
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?
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.
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.
Ed Asner is a communist f*ck! Hipocrit gets to play Santa, like Barbara Steisand singing Christmas Carols...digusting!
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.
Ed pines for 1917 and the Russian revolution- those were the glory days when REAL “socialists” knew how to deal with the rich
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.
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.
Photo of Ed Asner’s house. I bet the carbon footprint of this greedy SOB is huge.
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?
Ed Asner is proof that only the good die young.
Oh, Mr. Granttttt!!!!!
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.
He’s an Elitist.
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.
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.