neeroc (neeroc) wrote,

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The arrogance.

I saw this commercial a month or so ago - What conceit. It irritated me and as I had not seen it since I figured they realized their stupidity and decided to approach this more intelligently. Sadly, it was on the tube tonight. Don't get me wrong, I don't believe that children should live and die in poverty. However, I do not need actors who make 20 million dollars per film, as well as assorted other, in many cases, super-rich celebrities telling me that I need to do more! I am part of the disappearing middle class. I could contribute my take home wages for a year and not make a dent. Could each of those in this video make the same claim?

It is ironic to me that one of the basic policies for reducing childhood poverty is economic growth, and more specifically equitable distribution of this growth, and yet they have chosen the wealthiest few to bring this message to us, asking us to give more.
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