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Finally! Answers to many confusing questions we all have about what’s going on in America:

  1. Why in just the last 20 years have the wealthiest Americans acquired more wealth while the other 98% have and own less than ever?

  2. Why was Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers and dozens of other billionaires willing to part with personal millions of dollars in the recent Presidential race to elect another rich Republican?

  3. Why is John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and all the other Republicans on the Hill willing take America over the fiscal cliff rather than raises taxes on the rich?

  4. When did America’s unions and laborers become the proverbial bad guys responsible for America’s fiscal problems?

  5. What’s the Republican play-book look like these days?

The next 8 minutes of your life will be scary, depressing, cathartic and hopefully informative enough to make you a better citizen.

 

About this video: 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.