Below is the trailer for a new movie about to be released, called “I Want Your Money.”
Apparently it wants your brain too, or assumes it already has it, because — if you can believe Josh Marchall’s Talking Points Memo, which has done an advanced screening — it won’t stand up to much fact-checking:
The most egregious omission is failing to mention that Ronald Reagan, who is depicted as a fiscal hero in the film, raised taxes.
An animated Reagan lectures Obama through most of the film, as the president is portrayed as arrogant and unwilling to entertain anything other than a socialist vision of government. At one point, Reagan offers Obama a snack but Obama puts his feet up on his Oval Office desk and lights up a cigarette.
Look for our own Tom McClintock at aboout 1 min 30 seconds into this trailer. He says: “We all know from our own experience that if you live beyond your means today, by necessity you’ll have to live below your means tomorrow.”
As usual, ideologue McClintock ignores the difference between personal and national finance, and ignores the lesson of the role of government spending in lifting the US out of the depression/recession of the 1930s, a classic example of a Keynesian stimulus … needed now more than ever.
Here’s the trailer. Watch it so you don’t have to watch the movie: