Once upon a time, Ed Asner (former president of the Screen Actors ) tells us, in this animated video from the California Federation of Teachers ( CFT ), there was a land that was happy and prosperous with a great education system, safe streets, jobs for everyone and a thriving middle class.
How did they pay for this good life? By investing in their future. The poor people paid a little in taxes. The people in the middle paid a 'middling amount' and the rich people, 1% of everyone, paid more than the others. Just about everyone thought this was best.
But then things changed when the rich people decided they didn’t want to pay taxes anymore. Watch the video in the post to see what happens next. Then share with friends and send an email to your elected officials to let them know everybody, including the rich, need to pay their fair share.