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Attack Over ´Tax the Rich´
Teachers Union Video
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Ed Asner Under Conservative
Attack Over ´Tax the Rich´
Teachers Union Video

Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/5/2012 3:48:16 AM

An eight-minute animated video that channels Occupy Wall Street is a "disgusting hit piece" and "propaganda," says Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity. Ed Asner became the target of conservatives late Tuesday for appearing in a cartoon created by the California Federation of Teachers that excoriates wealthy Americans for not paying their "fair share" of taxes. Asner, the Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant star who has called himself a socialist, narrates an eight-minute video called Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/5/2012 4:04:42 AM     (No. 9049252)

That something so juvenile & wrong is posted on the Ca. Teachers website says volumes about the quality of teachers they have.... frightening.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 12/5/2012 5:23:52 AM     (No. 9049278)

In a sick way, this is a good thing. Because you can tell in this video that they are so so so very on the edge of finally blurting out who they really are - socialists. This anti-American hate-the-rich filth is right out of the Vladimir Lenin playbook. Perhaps Dear Leader´s reelection is emboldening more and more Democrats to come out of the "progressive" closet and admit their undying fealty to Marx´s imagine-no-possessions totalitarian dream. The socialist admission, when it comes, should be welcomed by us. It will be far easier than dealing with the tiresome charade about them being "American patriots with the good of the nation at heart".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 12/5/2012 5:27:51 AM     (No. 9049281)

When I was growing up I admired most of my teachers. Now I have the same contempt for them as I have for Ed Asner.
At one time actors were at the bottom of the social ladder. Most of them should still be there.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/5/2012 5:30:23 AM     (No. 9049282)

The cartoon looks like something out of the 1930s Progressive Movement. The "evil rich" character looks like the Monopoly Man - a stereotype from the Gilded Age even further back. It´s frightening and ridiculous that something like this would work on anyone´s minds, even those of new twenty-something year old teachers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno, 12/5/2012 6:08:06 AM     (No. 9049294)

I can´t figure out why Asner (did I spell that right?) would use rich democRats avoiding taxes as an example...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/5/2012 6:27:49 AM     (No. 9049307)

Notice ED wants other peoples money and not have to use his own. No law against you givin more bub.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 12/5/2012 6:59:22 AM     (No. 9049337)

Yo..yo..Y´all calm down. Ed has been an out of the closet Commie for years. Out of the closet Commies are never a problem.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mamateach, 12/5/2012 7:26:49 AM     (No. 9049368)

Makes my blood boil when I think about all the money the CTA/NEA CONFISCATED from my paychecks all those years to fund this garbage that is so contrary to my beliefs.
Each day it is becoming more difficult to have any shred of optimism for the future of our once great nation.
Used to be that everyone aspired to become "rich" in America. Now, our leadership has put a limit of $250K on the average worker! I´ll never earn $250K, but I´m certainly not jealous of anyone who is able to earn an honest living AN pass it on to their loved ones.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flashback, 12/5/2012 8:07:27 AM     (No. 9049436)

Asner could get a gig playing Stalin; just a wig and facial hair. Course he would need to lose weight to play Lenin. Either way, his heart would be Way into the part.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/5/2012 9:38:44 AM     (No. 9049591)

Add to the lying teacher agenda...

Prop 30, which the morons in Calif passed, which increases their taxes to ´fund´ the teachers, really does nothing to fund teachers. The money goes into the general fund and will be used to pay down the debt run up by the Dems in Sacramento with the willing assistance of Arnoooldd.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/5/2012 9:42:40 AM     (No. 9049601)

#2: Asner openly says he´s a socialist. No question about it. But so is Zippy and the idiots who voted for him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/5/2012 10:38:04 AM     (No. 9049756)

...but...but...but. Does Ed pay his "fair share"? I want to see his tax returns. He is most likely just another Hollyweird hypocrite.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: krause, 12/5/2012 10:49:30 AM     (No. 9049791)

Ed Asner has turned into Ted Baxter.

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