Sunday, April 17, 2011


Hello Everybody! Autumn the Puppy here.
There are some very important issues going on within the United States of America right now.
Federal Income Taxes are due tomorrow, April 18, 2011 because Emanacipation Day (April 16) fell on a Saturday this year.
Meanwhile, the great budget debate continues in Congress. Now being just a young puppy myself, it took me a while to figure all this out. Don't worry, I'm not going to get all political or preachy here.
But it dawned on me that some folks out amongst The Free Choice E-zine's readership, especially the younger crowd, might not quite realize what exactly is going on.
So look what I dug up!
Schoolhouse Rock was a great series of animated shorts that covered a wide variety of subjects, including math, science, and history.
Unfortunately the series is no longer aired on television, which is a dang shame if you ask me, but is still available on DVD and YouTube, where I found these great videos.

First up is "Tyrannosaurus Debt". It was originally produced in 1996, so the actual debt figure is off, but otherwise everyone should get the concept behind what is going on with the great budget debate.

The other video I found is called "Tax Man Max", which was first aired in 1995 and explains the basics behind just what the money is supposed to do.

So while neither video resolves the issues before us, at least those that didn't know how have a little more understanding of what is going on.

Hope I've done a good job enlightening everybody.
Take care, have a good week everbody, and be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!-AtP.
Schoolhouse Rock, (a great feature that should be revived and used as a teaching tool more often!), is available on DVD. Video sharing courtsey of YouTube.
Schoolhouse Rock (c) by Schoolhouse Rock, Ink Inc.

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