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The Tax-The-Rich Fairy Tale

RHSimard Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:55 PM
Sorry for repeating myself, but I'd like to ask if anyone knows what the CTS intends to do with this thing. They didn't produce it for the fun of it; they must intend to show it to some audience they think will respond the way they want to. In particular, as they are the CTA, do they intend for schoolchildren to see it?

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

The Obama administration and its allies are so eager to portray tax hikes on the rich as the solution to all our problems that they desperately desire to persuade the public that tax cuts for the rich caused all those problems in the first place.

Perhaps the most outrageous expression of this argument comes in a controversial new video from the California Federation of Teachers called “TAX THE RICH: AN ANIMATED FAIRY TALE.”

This eight-minute piece of puerile propaganda features the warm and winning voice of the 83-year-old...