BRILLIANT: Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy Creates "Why Obama Now"

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posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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BRILLIANT: Animator of The Simpsons & Family Guy Creates "Why Obama Now"
(dailykos.com)


Lucas Gray, an accomplished artist and television animator, has created the best video I've ever seen to make the argument for President Obama's re-election on economic terms alone.

The three-minute video, narrated by a speech Obama delivered at the Associated Press Luncheon in April of 2012, rips apart the concept of "trickle-down" with swift, precise and visually-helpful animation.

This is a video that is superbly animated, constructed and deserves a wide viewing audience.




I hadn't heard this speech before seeing the video, but both speech and video make for a compelling case against "trickle down" economics. Pro or anti Obama, both camps should watch the video.




posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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Lovely little video, the speech talks alotta sense, same we ALL know that's as far as it goes - WORDS.

Judge a man on his actions, and after Obama said he's close that illegal torturous prisin, he pumped another 40 million into it.. Aha.

Sack em all!



posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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All I hear is "blah blah blah, I'll say whatever you poor maggots want me to"
Pathetic really

What we need to do is remove money from politics and let the working class make the decisions



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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Copy Iceland----

Throw the bums out of office and arrest the bankers (jail em forever cause we cant draw and quarter them anymore) and nationalize the banks. Take away all special perks for corporations, no more corporate welfare, and cut govt by 75%.

Let communities work out charity because after you get rid of the bloated govt jobs and corporate welfare, there will be at time of massive upheaval. Of course, I say take 95% of the bankers money and investments away from them and if they try to leave the country shoot them at the border.

I know I am being a tad extreme, but when I see what these thieves and liars have done to us, they deserve far worse. They have ruined families, by destroying business,investments, and insider trading that has cost untold thousands their retirements. How many children are crying at night because mommy and daddy are no longer together over financial stress? How many of these children won't care about school or themselves? How many will feel hopeless and turn to drugs and crime and hurt others. Oh, this crony capitalism, socialism of Cloward and Piven designed to bankrupt America is the problem. END IT.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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The video was interesting and the one piece that bothered me was the line:

"Families were enticed and sometimes just outright tricked into buying homes they could not afford"

I find this to be untrue and an excuse by those who made the decision to purchase a home they could not afford and want to blame the lender or the realtor, I think all three made bad decisions but I disagree with painting the home buyer as a victim.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by sdocpublishing
The video was interesting and the one piece that bothered me was the line:

"Families were enticed and sometimes just outright tricked into buying homes they could not afford"

I find this to be untrue and an excuse by those who made the decision to purchase a home they could not afford and want to blame the lender or the realtor, I think all three made bad decisions but I disagree with painting the home buyer as a victim.



I refuse to buy a "home" becuase I will never truly own it under current laws. (don't pay your taxes and you lose it). However i completely disagree with your statement that the home owner is not a victim. The housing market was predatory just like the credit industry. And when you start digging into robosigning, fraud based on the wrong forms, improper transfer of deed of trust, and cases of forclosure of houses paid with cash...well...maybe I am just missing something....?

As for the video, I agree with others, its just hot air to fill THEIR balloon so THEY can sail away.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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That was the result of 'predatory lending':


Predatory lending describes unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices of some lenders during the loan origination process. While there are no legal definitions in the United States for predatory lending, an audit report on predatory lending from the office of inspector general of the FDIC broadly defines predatory lending as "imposing unfair and abusive loan terms on borrowers."[1] Though there are laws against many of the specific practices commonly identified as predatory, various federal agencies use the term as a catch-all term for many specific illegal activities in the loan industry. Predatory lending should not be confused with predatory mortgage servicing which is used to describe the unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices of lenders and servicing agents during the loan or mortgage servicing process, post loan origination.


One of the 'predatory lending' practices is to set up home buyers with ARM loans, "Adjustable Rate Mortgages", where banks adjust (inflate) your mortgage rate after a period of time, sometimes putting homeowner's upside-down in their mortgage, especially with 'balloon' payments.
  • Unjustified risk-based pricing
  • Single-premium credit insurance
  • Failure to present the loan price as negotiable
  • Failure to clearly and accurately disclose terms and conditions
  • Short-term loans with disproportionally high fees
  • Servicing agent and securitization abuses


So 'tricking' homeowners was just one way banks got massive portfolios of mortgages that they then 'securitized' into investments that were then palmed off onto unwitting investors. The banks didn't care if a high rate of those mortgages would go into default, just the sale of those securities would be making them money.

It was all a massive and shady bubble, fueled by the repeal and/or weakening of the Glass-Steagal Act.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by sdocpublishing
The video was interesting and the one piece that bothered me was the line:

"Families were enticed and sometimes just outright tricked into buying homes they could not afford"

I find this to be untrue and an excuse by those who made the decision to purchase a home they could not afford and want to blame the lender or the realtor, I think all three made bad decisions but I disagree with painting the home buyer as a victim.



SOUNDS LIKE AN OPINION TO ME...Maybe you should do a little more investigation as to what really happened. Believe me, the evidence is there that OUTRIGHT FRAUD was perpetrated on many home buyers.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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It is absolutely true that trickle-down economics does not work. It is a myth that republican leaders keep perpetuating in order to make more money, plain and simple and the bottom line. And those gullible enough to believe it, despite considerable data to the contrary, are the reason that we still have to deal with leaders with these outdated beliefs. The whole party's belief system is completely outdated, and that is why polls show more racism and lack of understanding, opposition to change, etc. among republicans as opposed to democrats. They do not wish for change because change means less money for them, the bourgeois, and more money for those who are actually doing the majority of the real work. Contrary to popular republican belief, taking advantage of other people in order to swindle them of their money does not constitute a hard days' work.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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But how does any of this matter when both candidates are puppets of the zionists that control our countries economy and wealth aswell as own all the major conglomerates that make us all slaves...

I vote we all wake up.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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I can't help but look at it like this.

Nobody put a gun to the head of the people who purchased their homes they did it voluntarily.

If by tricked you mean people didn't bother to take the time to research and understand what they were signing then sure, I guess you can call it tricked, I call it irresponsible.

I have lived in an apartment my whole life because I cannot afford to purchase a home and I am smart enough to know that. Nobody tricked me into an apartment and nobody tricked me into a home. Every day of my life I have made the conscious decision to live where I am.

I looked into it around 2006 and when the Realtor were trying to sell me into a home I obviously could not afford I balked. The Realtor didn't understand, "Everyone can get into a home" he said.

He did not just offer me a loan but a loan for plus 5% of the home I was purchasing so I could cover all the fees and costs without having to have money in my pocket and money to buy furniture and junk for my new home, and this is with zero money down. Again I said WTF, how is that right, and he explained "Everyone is doing it".

I had the common sense to not take a loan for 105% a homes value so I could get into an overpriced home that I could not afford.

Those people were not tricked they were poor customers who willingly signed the paperwork and took out a loan on a home they could not afford.

Saying they were tricked just seems like a nice way to say they are stupid and did not have the ability to make intelligent financial decisions.

Now things people have said about Banks behavior with loans and mortgages after the purchase of the home has nothing to do with my comment.Yeah, the banks suck and did #ty things but that is a separate issue entirely because it happened after the home was bought.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by sdocpublishing
The video was interesting and the one piece that bothered me was the line:

"Families were enticed and sometimes just outright tricked into buying homes they could not afford"

I find this to be untrue and an excuse by those who made the decision to purchase a home they could not afford and want to blame the lender or the realtor, I think all three made bad decisions but I disagree with painting the home buyer as a victim.



some people were irresponsible but the ones making the loans are more responsible. They knew exactly what would happen if they made so many bad loans to people they knew could not handle it. they were in the position to say no not only in their interests but in the interests of the country's economics. Instead they decided to go ahead with it and make sure they made money out of the bad deals then ask for a bail out by pointing the finger at the consumer.

It is was a perfect plan and you fell for it hook line and sinker by still thinking it was the consumers fault. which is why they ended up getting bailed out because of people like you.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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This is a nice video but how much of it is talk. I have never bought this trickle down mentality. It has never existed and never will. Even if you just look at how retail stores used to work. They used to throw away all of their card board and recyclable materials. They also would throw away outdated items.

When people found out about this they would collect the recyclable materials and sell them.. also the resell or use of pitched out of date or damaged good. (horse sparrow) Some people made ends meet by doing this and quickly businesses began to plug all the trickle down holes by securing their trash bins and or just recyclying thier junk. Any damaged goods were sent back to the manufacturer or they were destroyed beyond use. I remember in on store i was in it i was instructed to destroy perfectly good product before tossingit. It was only to be destroyed because we no longer carried it.

If things like these are kept from trickling down it is no surprise true wealth is kept from trickling down too.



Its a nice speech but as long as obama is funded by those who are the problem i doubt he will do anything to fix the problem



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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No, tricked as in borrowers signatures copied and pasted onto documents that they didn't sign for rates higher than agreed to... you would benefit from some research.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Again, I agree that what the banks did was wrong and destructive but my comment is directed towards painting the home buyer as a victim.

The American people could have prevented the whole thing by being responsible and realistic about what they could afford.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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I think the whole economy would have benefited if all the people who purchased homes they could not afford had done some research.

And again my comment was about the purchase of the home and has nothing to do with events that took place with the paperwork after the fact.

Maybe you would benefit from properly reading what I wrote before making a smarmy comment.

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Tax the hell out of the rich.
and tax any one who trades with you.
so they can not take your countries money abroad.

usa is BIG they CAN make All they need.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by sdocpublishing
reply to post by Kali74
 


I think the whole economy would have benefited if all the people who purchased homes they could not afford had done some research.

And again my comment was about the purchase of the home and has nothing to do with events that took place with the paperwork after the fact.

Maybe you would benefit from properly reading what I wrote before making a smarmy comment.

edit on 7-10-2012 by sdocpublishing because: (no reason given)


So by your mentality the rape victim is a victim because they wore a pony tail, jogged early in the morning, was attractive, and was female? How about the bank that was robbed? How about the person who got let go of by their job and did not have another one lined up? See, this argument can be made both ways, yes I agree the people should have been more educated. Yes i agree people should read their contracts. yes I agree people should not sign things they do not read. But your argument is still putting blame only on the home buyer, when the home buyer did not make the predatory system what it is. The home buyer is a victim because they thought people were still honest?

I can not agree with that line of thinking which while I agree with (education of the people), it still is painting a very one sided picture. Banks ripped people off, stole from them, and yes it happens every day. when you take your car to a shop, you get ripped off. When you get your computer fixed, you get ripped off. I know enough in these lines of work to see this abd fix my own stuff most of the time. But ask me to grow an apple tree or make basket...well I am now paying for a service because of lack of education on the subject and i can't even keep fake plants alive. Better yet, ask any american to cover them selves pro se in a court of law. WE CANNOT DO EVERYTHING NOR CAN WE KNOW EVERYTHING. So while you and I understand the housing market for what it is, saying they are not victims is still painting the wrong picture.

An even better example is the length of loans now for cars. 84 and 96 month car loans. cars don't even last that long. But in this economy you NEED a car and again its a predatory system. And some people do not have education, internet, time to research etc so they must do only what they know. Call these people ignorant or uneducated, but they are still victims.....



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Of course you can see right away that they are aware of all the problems and how we got here. And they only tell us this just before election time, to get you to vote for them. After which no matter who is elected they just forget (and so do we) and go right back to stripping the coffers and lining their pockets.

Thing is that this era is no longer buying the illusion. Because the gorilla in the room is just getting too big. No matter how hard I try, I can no longer pretend not to see it.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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Utterly facile!

Americans could elect 'Kermit The Frog' president and still nothing would change, the agenda marches on.....Regardless of which puppet they choose!
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