Puerile propaganda or an informative cartoon? Take a look at this 8 minute cartoon and decide for yourself. Tax the rich: An animated fairy tale, is narrated by Ed Asner, with animation by award-winning artist Mike Konopacki, and written and directed by Fred Glass for the California Federation of Teachers. The 8 minute video shows 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. 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.
The Telegraph, one of the UK’s more conservative daily newspapers, reports a senior Bank of England official of saying that the anti-capitalist Occupy protestors are both morally and intellectually right. Andrew Haldane a member of the Bank’s financial policy committee in a speech entitled Socially Useful Banking given at an event in central London on October 28, 2012 said “Occupy has been successful in its efforts to popularise the problems of the global financial system for one very simple reason; they are right.” “I do not just mean right in a moral sense,” he added. “It is the analytical, every bit as much as the moral, ground that Occupy has taken. For the hard-headed facts suggest that, at the heart of the global financial crisis, were — and are — problems of deep and rising inequality.” – Telegraph “The asset-rich, in particular the owner-occupying rich, became a lot richer. Meanwhile, the asset-less and indebted fell further behind. In other words, the pre-crisis asset price bubble acted like a regressive tax,” he said. – Guardian “Occupy …
Saturday, September 29 Starts at 10 a.m. Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station Come meet your neighbors at the community booths at Politifest this Saturday at Liberty Station. If you can volunteer to help hand out information, mailers, poster and register voters let us know in the comments below, and we’ll contact you. • AARP • Bob Filner for Mayor • California Teachers Association • Councilmember Sherri Lightner • League of Women of Voters • Marty Block for State Senate • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest • SAFE California | Prop 34 • San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council | AFL-CIO • San Diego County Democratic Party • San Diego County Young Democrats • San Diego Veterans for Peace • Scott Peters for Congress • Voice of San Diego You can also RVSP to Politifest on Facebook and invite your friends too! There will be ample parking.
The California DISCLOSE Act San Diego Kickoff for AB 1648 The Club recently endorsed support for the Disclose Act that seeks to mandate clear and prominent disclosure of who is behind political TV, radio, print, and slate mailer ads, on the ads themselves. In California AB 1648 will stop special interests from hiding behind fake committee names by requiring ads to show their actual largest contributors. The San Diego campaign kickoff took place on Saturday 5/13/12 Speakers included: Congress member Bob Filner Assembly member Marty Block Congressional Candidate Lori Soldaña Trent Lange, President, California Clean Money Campaign Marti Emerald, San Diego City Council Member