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1 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:46:52am
I’m not sure who the audience for this is, kids or adults.

You might try looking at the site linked in the video description...
[Link: www.cft.org...]

After you watch this video, click here to share with friends, and send an email to your elected officials to let them know they need to restore higher federal tax rates on the wealthy so that we may once more enjoy properly funded public services.

So the intended audience is anyone to whom it gets spread via the internet as you just did here. The teachers union is looking for support from the public at large, they are not trying to indoctrinate children with this.

While I agree that the cartoon is a very simplified and one sided view of the financial crash I have to ask what it is you really expect from a cartoon? We all know that towers of money really didn't fall on peoples homes and crush them, it is called comedic hyperbole, not a lie. Personally I think the overall gist of the message in the cartoon is much more right than it is wrong as far as it concerns low tax levels on the wealthy and their paid political supporters.

2 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:05:03pm

Lol, Sean Hannity's version of the video has the rich guy pissing on the poor at 2:56 in the above video while talking about "trickle down."

I think maybe the teachers realized that was a little too much and edited the cartoon. The sound effect is still there but the stream of urine is gone in the version above and the one at the teachers union site. Either that or hannity is the one who added it, but I doubt that very much since the water stream sound effect is the same in all the versions.

Video clip of Hannity's show
[Link: www.hannity.com...]

Michelle Malkin really gets riled up while talking to Sean about this, again lol.

3 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:07:09pm

I saw the original one with the "Rich" pissing on the "Poor" and I saw it by following the original CTA link. I simply didn't understand it. Demonizing everyone who makes over $340,000/year (the top 1% in earned income) is particularly puzzling. How much does Ed Asner make?

The last big economic collapse was the fault of many people, and not simply "the rich".

And it was simply untrue that the government didn't assist the poor and middle class. What about 99 weeks of unemployment, for example.

(I'm for ending ALL the Bush tax cuts, not just the top two brackets.)

4 philosophus invidius  Thu, Dec 6, 2012 2:14:57pm

The video also demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of trickle down economic theory. Trickle down theory does not promise that the working class will be showered with gifts (e.g., health insurance). But that does not mean that the by-product of the job creators (their bodily waste, as it were) is useless. In fact, urine is a very useful substance in pharmacology, agriculture, and other areas. If the working class want to join the job creator class, they need to learn how to turn that resource into something of value.
/CFC

5 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Dec 7, 2012 7:08:17am

re: #1 watching you tiny alien kittens are

You might try looking at the site linked in the video description...
[Link: www.cft.org...]

So the intended audience is anyone to whom it gets spread via the internet as you just did here. The teachers union is looking for support from the public at large, they are not trying to indoctrinate children with this.

While I agree that the cartoon is a very simplified and one sided view of the financial crash I have to ask what it is you really expect from a cartoon? We all know that towers of money really didn't fall on peoples homes and crush them, it is called comedic hyperbole, not a lie. Personally I think the overall gist of the message in the cartoon is much more right than it is wrong as far as it concerns low tax levels on the wealthy and their paid political supporters.

I'm going to be blunt and say that given the low level of understanding on high financial matter among the American electorate, very simple and one-sided views should not be presented. It's better that the a voter know nothing than "know" something that isn't true.

Overly-simplified and one-sided is what Glenn Beck does. The CFT should not seek to emulate him.

6 stabby  Fri, Dec 7, 2012 11:00:26pm

I haven't even watched but I'm gonna say that I approve.

The Republicans have been cornering the market in stupid voters. Democrats need to fight back and get some of those child-like idiots back on the side of civilization.


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