Guest Post by Mara Zebest

This video, narrated by Lib 1-percenter kook Ed Asner, is being shown to your children. The video blames every economic woe on the “rich” – don’t expect your children to learn about Obama’s role in the mess.  Statist-run Department of Education producing the OWS communist generations of the future.  It may be time to call your local school and find out if this video is being seen in the classroom and complain.

Eagnews reports the following:

SACRAMENTO – A new video produced by the California Federation of Teachers – which could be playing in your child’s classroom as we speak – drums up the typical class warfare images we’ve come to expect from Big Labor.

“Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale,” written by CFT staffer Fred Glass (2011 compensation: $139,800) and narrated by proud leftist actor (and 1 percenter) Ed Asner, advocates for higher taxes on the “rich” as the cure for government’s insatiable thirst for spending.

The video claims the rich got rich through tax cuts and tax loopholes and even tax evasion.

But when the 99 percent fought back, the “rich” apparently urinated on the “poor,” at least according to the video. What a classy way to frame your argument for children, Big Labor.

The video also claims that when the housing market crashed, the government printed money for “rich people” but they didn’t give any to “ordinary people whose houses and jobs were broken by the crash.”

That’s a patently a false statement, as evidenced by a handy-dandy chart courtesy of the New York Times. Here’s a sampling of what was contained in President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package:

– Help states prevent cuts to essential services like education – $53.6 billion
– Extend and increase unemployment compensation – $35.8 billion
– Health coverage under Cobra – $25.1 billion
– Increase food assistance – $20.9 billion
– Increase the maximum Pell Grant by $500 – $15.6 billion
– Provide cash payment to seniors, disabled veterans and other needy individuals – $14.4 billion
– Provide additional money to schools serving low-income children – $13 billion
– Provide additional money for special education – $12.2 billion
– Create new bonds for improvements in public education – $10.9 billion
And the list goes on and on.

The California Federation of Teachers’ video is little more than unsurprising leftist propaganda, aimed to indoctrinate children with no basis in fact. Do you know if your child is watching it in school?

 

 

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  1. Union thugs want to take from producers and do not want to pay their fair share for premium benefits and bloated unsustainable pensions.
    These public sector unions are the most excessive in their demands and they want tax payers to pay more.
    If teachers were paid on productivity, they would be earning about half of what they are currently get.
    I vote NO for every tax levy that public employees are getting paid from.

  2. ed asner is right, our economic problems are the fault of the rich. the rich politicans who have so much more of the income of the working people then they need to effectively govern this country.

  3. A friendly reminder:

    Commie-O’s 2012 deficit
    > $1,000,000,000,000 (TRILLION).

    Taxing the rich (proposed Buffet rule receipts)
    $4,700,000,000

    The difference is a “modest” factor of … 234

    Tax the rich? Well, how about fire the illiterate ignoramuses masquerading as teachers?

  4. ++

    USA Presidential, Congressional, and Judicial Branches of Government
    need to be just as fairly paid, just as fairly taxed, and just as fairly put
    on ObamaCare asap..

    ==

  5. ++

    more people were better off because more people worked..

    ==

  6. I like the part where Asner pretends that school budgets get cut.
    In Chicago the average teacher is pulling down $80g plus bennies.

  7. But when we take a closer look at Union Executive compensation, those hearty, loving people whose only intention is to ensure the individual worker is protected, make enough to be considered wealthy themselves.

  8. Remember, Ed Asner is a communist who just acts like an American.

  9. ++

    “a tyranny of the elite”

    The Oligarchy We Live In, Charted

    please note: the red & blue colors do not represent reps & dems..

    wash, rinse, repeat..

    ==

  10. Anyone with school-age children in California that can’t do home-schooling should either find a suitable private school replacement or leave this state as soon as possible.

    Between this, the Democrat super-majority in Sacramento, and all the other problems that afflict this state, it’s only going to get worse.

  11. ++

    they’ll say anything to deflect those pitchforks aimed at Obama..

    “WELCOME TO THE NOWO”

    [now one world order, i'm not kidding, never was]

    ==

  12. Other than playing Lou Grant on the MTM show, Asner is nothing but a fat load of crap.

  13. We have the richest Effing Commies the world has ever seen. Funny they left out the part about Obama and Holder not prosecuting any of those evil rich progressive traitors on Wall Street. We should start hearing stories soon about how the statute of limitations has just run out on securities fraud. Must of been those damn Republicans (yes there are some, they too are called Progressive TRAITORS!!)

  14. This is from Wikipedia

    Political views

    A member of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and Democratic Socialists of America, Asner served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, in which capacity during the 1980s he opposed US policy in Central America, working closely with the Alliance for Survival. He played a prominent role in the 1980 SAG strike.[13] He has also been active in a variety of other causes, such as the movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal and the movement to establish single-payer health care in California, California One Care, for which he created a television advertisement. He endorsed Barack Obama during the United States presidential election, 2008.

    The cancellation of Lou Grant in 1982 was the subject of much controversy. The show supposedly had ratings which would have justified its ongoing presence in primetime (it was in the ACNielsen top ten throughout its final month on the air), but the CBS television network declined to renew it. Asner has consistently contended that the publicity surrounding his political views was the real cause for the cancellation. (Howard Hesseman, who had participated with Asner in promoting a controversial medical aid for El Salvador program, found his popular show WKRP in Cincinnati canceled by CBS the same day.)[13]

    Ed Asner endorsed progressive Democratic Candidate Marcy Winograd in the 2011 California 36th Congressional district special election.[14]

    …..

    Asner is a member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a free speech organization that is dedicated to protecting comic book creators and retailers from prosecutions based on content. He serves as an advisor to the Rosenberg Fund for Children, an organization founded by the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg which provides benefits for the children of political activists, and as a board member for the wildlife conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife.

  15. Does the video mention how Clinton cronies Jamie Gorelick and Franklin Raines racked up eight-figure bonuses while making millions of bad loans that blew up the economy?

    I am guessing… not.

  16. Here’s a sampling of what was contained in President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package:
    Increase the maximum Pell Grant by $500 – $15.6 billion

    Oh, so now Obama DID increase Pell Grants. Seems the story changes to fit the day’s argument.

  17. Ed Asner and the truth always were complete strangers.



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