Not My Tax Dollars: More video goodness

The Center for Reproductive Rights is doing an awesome job with their “Not My Tax Dollars” video campaign. (Remember this one?) Check out the latest…

Transcript after the jump.

[graphic] Last Time…

Jay Smooth: There are some members of Congress who are committed to stripping abortion from our health care, and the Hyde Amendment is how they do it.  Everyone in America disagrees with where some of their tax money goes, but nobody else ever gets to pick and choose where their tax money goes.  So we need to speak out on this right now.

[graphic] And you did.

Marisa: Some in Congress don’t want federal money to fund abortion.

Lizz: I don’t want my tax dollars going to fund torture prisons in Cuba…

Xena: …imprisoning and torturing people who’ve never had a fair trial.

Emmily: I don’t want my tax dollars being spent on the fairy tale secrets of abstinence-only sex ed.

Matthew: I don’t want my tax dollars being spent on discharging men and women from the military because they’re gay — almost $20,000 each time.

IAmDrTiller: Some members of Congress don’t want tax dollars spent on abortion.

Jen: Well, I don’t want my tax dollars to fund the death penalty.

Omer: I don’t want more than a billion of my tax dollars going to fund the F-22 bomber, a plane the military doesn’t even want.

Lee: From now on, I think the defense department should send us each a list of all the crazy stuff they’re doing and we should get to pick which ones we want to fund.

Amie: I don’t want my tax dollars going towards crisis pregnancy centers.

Whole Woman’s Health: We don’t want our tax dollars spent on law enforcement that fails to protect the women that we serve.

Tara: I don’t want my tax dollars spent on keeping me from marrying you.
Leila: [joking] I don’t want to marry you. [laughs]

Hyde blocks abortion coverage for millions.
The new healthcare bill expands Hyde restrictions to millions more.
No one else gets to pick and choose where our tax money goes.
Stop special treatment. Help millions.

Jay (voiceover): For more information on the fight for reproductive rights worldwide, go to today.  Thank you.

Join the Conversation

  • Toongrrl

    I don’t want my tax dollars to destroy kid’s health, censor books, kill millions of people, keep me from marrying the one I love, keep people from adopting, kick people out of the military, to torture and kill, and to fool desperate women.

  • lucierohan

    I don’t want my tax dollars going toward the salary of congresspeople who don’t care about preserving my reproductive rights.
    …. that said, I wouldn’t mind if some of my tax dollars were spent on paying Jay Smooth to go on a date with me.