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A Scary Bedtime Story

It’s not easy being trendsetters. Too bad for the rest of you, but we here in California take great pride in blazing trails. Face it, we are the country’s future, if at anytime you want to see what’s in store for you, just look to the West young man. We do nanny state, deficit spending, high taxation, cradle to grave entitlements, cap and trade, greener green, inmates (the takers) running the asylum (the makers) better then anyone. And our unions can kick your union’s asses three ways from Sunday. They are more thugish, more demanding, and more creative when it comes to keeping the dog well nourished so that the ticks can feed with impunity.

Oh, and we get educational axiom better then anyone, no matter how much money you want to throw at our education system, we can still produce dumb kids, low comparison scores, and bottom feeding results any damn time we want. It’s not about results, its about the message, teachers will always fight for kids, even when the rich want to barbecue them in molasses;

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.

This video has it all; rich folks are different from us, they are selfish and dishonest, they made their fortunes on the backs of the oppressed taking from them so that the oppressed and less fortunate would have less, that whatever erosion of infrastructure or public safety occurred, it was not bad management, no, it was caused by theft and criminality, and their greed caused the housing bubble, what a pantload.

I know, the tip off came in the first minute when they peddled the lie that we originally had great schools, until the golden showers commenced. And notice the shot across the bow aimed at private schools? Vouchers, school choice, accountability, it’s all a ruse for the rich to get richer. But mostly, it shows that average folks are just dopes, they are easily manipulated and easily distracted.

I get the drill, the unions are worried about their rice bowl, they shouldn’t be, they got their precious prop. 30 passed so the spigot will never get turned off. Having just paid my property taxes last week, and noticing 7 different bonds attached to the bill, all going to schools (yet the teachers still squawk like stuck bugs that they need more) and now with Prop. 30, I get to pay an even greater portion of my revenue to the squeaky wheels, yeah teachers.

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  1. Hal_10000 says:

    *Headdesk* It’s like someone wanted to distill everything that’s wrong with America into one movie.

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  2. Hal_10000 says:

    Great fucking Scott! Are you kidding me? Nostalgianomics for the 1950′s, when we has institutionalized discrimination and global poverty. Condescension. Factual inaccuracy. Igorance of spending trends. Pretending rich people roll around naked in their money. pretending tax shelters were invented recently. Ignoring that recent elections have shown NO impact of money on results. Ignorance about class mobility.

    Every second is worse than the next.

    This is satire, right? Right?!

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  3. AlexInCT says:

    So in California, where all the politicans are democrats and democrats-light, does this idiotic video making the case that the corrupt politicians, the democrats, fucked over the people? And what about the money printing by government for their rich buddies? Which party gave away the most tax payer money ever, just recently, huh? Think anyone will catch on to those two items? It was about the only things in the video that were true or real.

    Fuck, talk about shameless demagoguery gone wild. I now hate the rich too! Actually, I hope they stick it to the rich, espcially the Hollywood crowd, most of them voted for the Confiscator in Chief, and deserve their fleecing.

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  4. Hal_10000 says:

    Great point, Alex. Is anyone going to seriously argue that the rich aren’t paying their fair share in fucking California, with its top marginal rate of … what did you say, Rich? … 11%?

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  5. Iconoclast says:

    Relax, y’all; they do admit that it’s a fairy tale, after all… ;-)

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