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Ray Griggs’s documentary “I Want Your Money” is worth seeing.  Here is the website.  It does not pretend to be entertainment but the history of big government in the United States since Roosevelt and how lower taxes and less government spending is best for America is a necessary lesson for all to hear.

Griggs pays appropriate respect and admiration to President Reagan and his vision for our nation versus the Obama share the wealth thesis.  He interviews many that conservatives will recognize, including Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee, but also names not so familiar as Cong. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan and congressional candidate Star Parker.  Parker in fact made the Christian argument against socialism and class warfare as violating the Tenth Commandment (Thou shall not covet) and by implication the Fifth (Thou shall not steal); she’s right.  Class warfare policies that pit the poor against the rich indeed are a temptation to and a cause of sin.  Griggs mixes the historical with the modern in his presentation, moving seamlessly from Reagan to modern day interviews to cartoon stories involving figures of the former Presidents, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.  Griggs’ renditions of Bill Clinton nearly cross the line of bad taste but are admittedly humorous at times.  His tape of Speaker Nancy Pelosi promising not to run up debt while breaking the BS meter is classic.

Griggs backs up his assertions with clear facts.  The 1.4 trillion dollar 2009 budget that President Obama blames on his predecessor actually was doubled by the stimulus, a related pork-laden supplemental budget bill, and minor items such as cars for clunkers.  The Bush part was just over $600 billion.  He also shows how California spent a surplus under former Governor Pete Wilson and ran a deficit while running wealthy business owners out of state.  Griggs encourages all to vote to remove the Democrats from control of both houses of Congress as a start to stop the spending and debt.

There is one unpardonable omission:  Griggs did not interview Ron Paul.  Many of his ideas such as the manipulation of the interest rates by the Federal Reserve, resisting the growth of government and going back to constitutional government are pure Ron Paul.  He also admits without any further comment that the Iraq war was a huge reason for the Bush deficits.  Griggs might have had a better turnout at the box office if he had worked in several Ron Paul interviews.  However, we need to encourage such an effort.  I urge my Tea Party friends and Ron Paul supporters to go see the movie anyway.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

4 Responses to “GO SEE “I WANT YOUR MONEY”!”

  1. Atfsux says:

    The exclusion of Ron Paul from this entire production speaks volumes as to what backers are actually behind it and what they are trying to achieve. It obviously is some creation of the establishment regime in the GOP that is trying to make themselves palatable to the real Republicans and liberty-oriented types out there, while still trying keep those truly responsible for the current sea change from garnering any more support or accolades, lest they get more sway or power away from the RINOs. I’m already aware of these things the movie portrays, so why help the RINO conspiracy juggernaut recoup any of their funds spent on this? I’ll pass.

  2. Howard Eley says:

    We can complain to Washington all that we want to,but in the end the People that we elect to serve/fight for the TAX PAYERS of AMERICA only respond to the Lobbyist that Pay the them.
    What we need in America today is a TAX PAYERS REVOLT….Just like the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773 that was lead by Samuel Adams and the Son of Liberty..

    We can use the law that Congress has passed that allow every Tax Payer W-2, 1099 .to reduce their Taxes and increase their take home pay, get out of debt and save for the just by Lower the Federal withholding taxes.America join me in this Revolt. We can protest but we have keep our Money in our hands and not in the Greed Hands of the Crooks In Washington…


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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