This is a must see video. It's an entertaining cartoon, but don't let the kitsch of it underwhelm you. It's powerful. Created in 1948 to dispel the notion that socialism (communism) was the emerging modernity's panacea to prosperity and equality, it has uncanny relevance today. They shame of it all is that the contemporary comparison is not to a foreign power or movement, but to our own government! (Or at least those currently running it.) Read The Daily Capitalist blog for a bit more on it.

 Leave it to a cartoon to break it down for us, and well before "I'm just a bill" was made.