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‘I Want Your Money’ Was On The Money, Indeed

Posted on | October 18, 2010 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

I give it eight out of ten on IMDB. The movie essentially juxtaposes the Gipper and BHO personally, while building a mostly linear historical framework of Progressivism in which to drop the ideological conflict.

I Want Your Money works for at least three audiences:

  • Conservatives will have a blast enjoying Reagan, McCotter, Gingrich and the rest serving up a healthy dose of common sense.
  • Independents will benefit from having a conservative layout of the current crisis, in stark opposition to the output of the Propaganda media.
  • Liberals may, if they’ve remaining consciousness, benefit from having the abject failure of the Progressive Utopia presented in this manner.

There is always going to be room for attacking a 90 minute flick for oversimplifying matters. Also, the three ‘politizoid’ segments were entertaining, and will hold the general audience, but the Forgotten Man installment got too lost in being entertaining to drive the point home well. Or I was just getting tired by then. The boxing finale was fun, but didn’t add much to the documentary as such, but may help broaden the appeal of the film.
These segments do a fine job of lampooning former presidents, Arnold the Governator, and Sarah Palin. The pokes at personal foibles, as well as the criticism of W for the increases in federal spending, keep the film from being too grossly partisan, though Griggs is unapologetically pro-capitalist.
The chief criticism I have of the project is that my personally detested zombie, the Federal Reserve, didn’t receive the stream of shotgun shells necessary to reduce it to former zombie status. In other words, cutting taxes is like cutting the tops off of dandelions; the reform we require is about killing the roots, and this film doesn’t broach that. Really, my criticism is meant as an excuse to give Griggs a budget for a sequel.
As soon as I can verify that the film will still be showing next Friday at this venue, my intention is to set up an Adopt a Candidate viewing. The troops would be well encouraged, and bringing in a healthy wad of people to watch this will help get more work like this in the pipeline.


8 Responses to “‘I Want Your Money’ Was On The Money, Indeed”

  1. Anonymous
    October 18th, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    Sorry, not watching anything that takes cheap shots at Sarah Palin, who bears ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility for the national spending mess we’re in, just to get some Lefty bonafides as nonpartisan.


    As Tammy Bruce says, “No more cheap shots!”

    Palin socked away FIVE BILLION dollars into Alaska’s rainy day fund AND lowered spending by nearly 10 percent from the 2007 budget of her predecessor to her 2010 budget.

    She has no place being mocked in a film that is pro-capitalist.

  2. Susan
    October 18th, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Handraising to Global Warming Climate Change Cap and Tax Fraudster Newt Gingrich supports Common Sense?

    Please explain this discrepancy for it makes no sense.

  3. Susan
    October 18th, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    Why should I pay money to see a movie about government wanting my money when I have lived a lifetime of paying the money to the government.

    This movie is for the children both elderly and young alike who have yet to attain adulthood and who have always lived on the taxes paid by others who have attain adulthood.

    As for Newtism: his support of FRAUD is anti-capitalism therefore he is senseless when discussing fiscal anything.

    Why prop Gingrich upon the pillar when he dug himself in Pelosi’s anti-capitalist grave?

    In any case, Gingrich’s children will spend the rest of their lives digging themselves out of their self-made misery while I enjoy the rest of my life watching them dig themselves out of their Go Green Graves.

  4. Anonymous
    October 18th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    Well, I rarely go to the movies anyway … last I saw was Prince Caspian.

    Am planning on seeing Secretariat this weekend though.

    But not getting my dollars certainly won’t kill the movie.

    And I don’t consider it the minors, when pop culture, including several TV shows, e.g, Glee and the Good Wife, not to mention SNL, and late night, take every opportunity to bash Palin thus creating the CUMULATIVE notion that it’s always open season to mock and bash Palin.

    “No more cheap shots.”