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"I Want Your Money" Movie, Director Ray Griggs on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution

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Two versions of the American dream stand in sharp contrast. One views the money you earn as yours and best allocated by you, championing 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 has the federal government, using taxpayers’ money, playing a major role in distributing wealth to level the field, regardless of effort. Choosing between these two views of the role of government, at this crucial juncture, will determine the future we and our children and our children’s children enjoy. Obama believes in larger government. 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.” With a federal deficit of nearly one and a half trillion dollars for 2009 and deficit projections of not less than a half a trillion dollars over the next ten years, the question of whether government is too big or too small is very relevant, even vital to the future of the nation. Filmmaker Ray Griggs' documentary film, I Want Your Money, contrasts the two paths the U.S. can take using words and actions of Obama and Reagan, also using interviews from well-known figures to tell in the plainest terms the views of the role of the federal government in our society. It also tells how big government programs has been tried in the past at great moral and financial cost to the nation.