See the trailer here....
Off to stimulate the economy.....in Tysons Corner area with the fam....but weigh in.
It seems weird that everything the Republicans say is "positive" while what the Democrats say is taken out of context. Almost makes for a comedy as opposed to something that should be taken seriously.
What in that trailer are you objecting to specifically?
Things get twisted on both sides--on that we can agree, but what did you actually find that was twisted in this clip?
...but it was cute!
That said, sadly, it grossly misrepresents what Republicans, especially Reagan, have done:
Reagan Redistributed Wealth
When conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity excoriate Barack Obama for being a socialistic redistributor of wealth, they conveniently forget to point out that he was just following Ronald Reagan's lead.
Reagan lived up to his campaign promise to lower taxes, signing into law the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. The highest tax rate was lowered from 70% to 50% while the lowest rate dropped from 14% to 11%.
Within a year, when it became apparent that the tax cuts reduced revenue well beyond projections, President Reagan signed the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, which was described by his own economic advisor, Bruce Bartlett, as "the largest peacetime tax increase in the nation's history."
The redistribution of wealth was completed the following year when the Social Security Reform Act was passed into law.
The net effect of these three tax bills was a tax reduction for the wealthiest Americans, and tax increases on the lower and middle class, completing the largest redistribution of wealth in American history.
Shrinkage Only Happened When Reagan Went Swimming.
Conservatives repeatedly point out that Ronald Reagan believed in small government and shrunk the size of the bureaucracy accordingly. Once again the rhetoric and the results do not match up.
During the campaign Reagan ridiculed Carter's deficits, then proceeded to explode them. When today's conservatives speak fondly of Reagan's proclivity for smaller government, consider the statistics, and not the rhetoric, for the deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Richard Nixon -5.4%
Gerald Ford -0.9%
Jimmy Carter -1.6%
Ronald Reagan +18.5%
George H.W. Bush +12.2%
Bill Clinton -6.8%
George W. Bush +11.9%
How many times have you heard people say that they vote for Republicans because they are better stewards of the economy?
During his presidency the federal government added 61,000 employees. By comparison, during the "ultra-liberal" Clinton administration the government slashed almost 400,000 jobs.>>>
Just sayin'...despite what the claymation cuties say, the facts are the facts. Republicans have redistributed wealth from the low and middle classes to the wealthy since St. Ronnie pulled the old "switcho-changeo" in the 1980's.
I love the trailer....but wish it was more to the "meat" of showing the wasteful spending so that others particularly those who tend to vote Democratic would maybe want to take that deeper look when the Movie actually comes out.
It is too easy for Democrats to watch that trailer and say...."talking points...blah blah blah."
"We can say they are like drunken sailors...but that would be offensive to drunken sailors."
Hey, if it's good for the Michael Moore ilk..... ;)
Your numbers, or better yet, the numbers in the article you C&P'd, are wrong.
The correct numbers are here...from the horse's mouth...
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/downchart_gs.php?year=1970_2010&view=1&expand=&units=p&fy=fy11&chart=G0-fed&bar=0&stack=1&size=l&title=US Federal Deficit As Percent Of GDP&state=US&color=c&local=s
That is for the last 40 yrs...roughly the time that you report on.
Yes...here's a good graph too.