WASHINGTON – It’s one of the most innovative video documentaries on what divides America on economic issues – bigger, more intrusive government vs. personal responsibility and free enterprise.
It’s called “I Want Your Money” by Ray Griggs and, using sophisticated animation techniques and real-life interviews with real people, explains the divide that is fundamentally transforming America from the most productive and affluent society on the face of the earth.
Think of what Michael Moore might produce if he was a clear-thinking American.
Griggs’ film was released in theaters in October of 2010; while it was not well received by theater owners, cheering crowds filled the theaters that dared to show it on 500 screens across the U.S., helping stir the tide of tea party victories in the last elections.
“I Want Your Money” is about two diametrically opposed concepts of governance. One views the money you earned as yours and best allocated by you. It champions the traditional American dream, which has played out millions of times through generations of Americans, of improving one’s lot in life and the entrepreneurial spirit of daring to dream and to build big. The other believes that the federal government, using taxpayers’ money, should play a major role in leveling out the nation’s wealth to guarantee outcomes to all, regardless of effort.
Griggs reveals how Barack Obama clearly believes in the larger government view. In his inaugural address, he said, “Now there are some who question the scale of our ambitions – who suggest our system cannot tolerate big plans … The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”
The result has been rising deficits that are causing the kind of crisis those who seek to transform America fundamentally love to set the stage for radical changes.
As Griggs sees it, we cannot help but see the malignancy creeping through our towns, cities and states – the entire nation being brought to its knees. The cancer is government expansion through ever-increasing taxation and spending. Citizen outcry has reached such a decibel level that the problem no longer can be kicked down the road.
“I Want Your Money” illustrates America’s current plight and offers sound direction in our journey back to the America intended by its founders.
Griggs offers us a much-needed alternative to Michael Moore and the dismal image of our nation he has been spewing around the world.
How America chooses between these two views of the role of government, at this crucial juncture, will have everything to do with the future we and our children and our children’s children will enjoy.
You’ll conversations with Mike Huckabee, Stephen Moore, Michael Reagan, John Stossel, Ed Meese, Star Parker and many others help tell the story of the choice between the Obama and the Reagan views of the role of the federal government in our society.
The film examines how these big government programs have been tried in the past at great moral and financial cost to the nation. California is offered as a case-in-point in understanding what economic challenges might face the nation if we choose the larger government path. Finally, “I Want Your Money” is a call to action for those who care about the future of the United States.
But seeing is believing. This is not only one of the most entertaining documentaries ever made, it is also one of the most informative. Check out the trailers to get a glimpse of what you’ll see when you purchase “I Want Your Money” and share it with your friends and family members.