Tax the Rich An animated fairy tale

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 30th, 2016 - 10 comments
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10 comments on “Tax the Rich An animated fairy tale”

  1. Macro 1

    Then the poor people voted in one of the rich people, so he can cut taxes for the rich people. And firemen and the teachers and especially the doctors and the nurses will have their jobs cut too, because the poor people will no longer be able to afford medical help, or going to school, or fire insurances, because they will be paying more money in taxes.

  2. Red 2

    Doctors are considered rich in Nz, are they part of the problem?, high salaries, lucrative private and public work, hoarding wealth in their ever appreciating mansions, rental investment on the side. Just who are the rich that we must purge ?

    • Incognito 2.1

      Let’s start with the rich rentiers and go from there, shall we?

      • Pasupial 2.1.1

        The video clearly references the richest 1% who hoard wealth in tax havens and promulgate reduced tax rates because TINA as being the problem. If these people are also doctors, rather than the idle rich, then yes they are; “part of the problem”.

        However, I don’t imagine that Red even bothered watching before spouting off with his spurious comment.

    • Drowsy M. Kram 2.2

      Look over there, the doctors caused the problem!

      Continued concentration of wealth in the hands of the wealthiest 1% might be a problem, but at what point does it become a SERIOUS problem? When the top 1% hold 50% of the wealth? 90%? 99%? What plateau, or type of society, should we be aiming for.

      One statement (not the only one) from the animation rings true: “Because they loved their money more than anything in the whole world.”

  3. Pasupial 3

    Unite should have included this info on their Youtube page:

    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, © 2012 California Federation of Teachers

    Which leads to one good piece of news to come out of the US election – at least for the possibility of increased State Tax funding the Californian school system. I’m not saying that this was all due to the 2012 video, but it probably didn’t hurt either:

    The outcome gives Senate Democrats 27 seats, the supermajority threshold in the upper house. Assembly Democrats secured their two-thirds margin earlier this month… With the victory, Democrats reclaimed the theoretical ability to pass taxes, amend political spending laws, move constitutional amendments to the ballot or enact quick-implementing legislation without Republican support. The achievement both underscores the total dominance of Sacramento Democrats and tests the ideological divides in a caucus increasingly split between more liberal and business-friendly members.

  4. AmaKiwi 4

    I was asked my opinion about the Clinton/Trump election result. They expected me to take sides. I didn’t. I said,

    “The USA is a very divided, angry country. The last time they were this divided they had a civil war.”

    Maybe that’s what’s coming next. Maybe not just in the USA.

  5. The rot started to really set in during the 1980’s – and accelerated by the likes of Reagan and Thatcher with their NEO LIBERALISM.

  6. Well… didnt mean the above one but thatll do as well… L0L… must have retained it from the last post… heres the other one .

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