“Simpsons” and “Family Guy” animator Lucas Gray produced the video “Why Obama Now,” based on President Obama’s speech at the Associated Press Luncheon on April 3. The video illustrates Obama’s incisive critique of trickle-down economics, the failed policy espoused by Mitt Romney. He reviews recent history in which tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation benefited only those at the top. Despite this, Paul Ryan’s budget, which Romney embraced, advocates more of the same. Obama concludes with a call to consider our obligations to our fellow citizens. Watch:
View the sources for Obama's speech.