Moby Video Rips Budget

Singer plugs 'rolling fast' to protest cuts
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2011 4:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Remember when celebrities made videos crowing about politicians? What a difference almost four years makes. Moby has just released a video slamming the new "Republican budget" (hammered out with the White House) featuring the first track from his new album. His song, "The Day," plays over photos of some of the 30,000 Americans who are part of a "rolling fast" to protest the budget cuts in a project organized by MoveOn.org. Fasters hold up empty paper plates with lines written on them like: "We're fasting to shame the shameless," and "No child should go hungry while billionaires feast."

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Moby opens the video explaining that the budget gives "tax breaks to huge corporations and millionaires, but hurts veterans, the elderly, children, and women's rights. I personally find this incredibly offensive." (Read more federal budget stories.)

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