Classic Disney Propaganda Piece Tells Americans to ‘Proudly’ Pay Their Taxes

Funded by the US Treasury Department and backed by President Roosevelt, this one-off Disney featurette was released back in 1943 as a means to encourage people to proudly and promptly pay their taxes, despite them already being at an all time high.

The wartime propaganda piece, which received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Documentary Feature” portrays paying tax not only as every patriotic American’s duty but also as their privilege and hints at those who would prefer not to enjoy that ‘privilege’ by filling out prying paperwork, as being allies of “The Axis” and enemies of ‘freedom’ and ‘peace’.

It’s your privilege, not just your duty but your PRIVILEGE, to help your government by paying your tax and paying it promptly!
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