Explores the erosion of private property rights in United States and exposes how municipal governments use tax money and abusive eminent domain policies to aid private developers and corporations.

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Jo Ann Bailey ...
Herself (Homeowner since 1965)
Penelope Marth ...
Herself (6th generation landowner)
Virginia Marth ...
Herself (5th generation landowner)
Richard Pombo ...
Himself (R - California) (as U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo)
Jim Roos ...
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Richard Tolbert ...
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Homer Tourkakis ...
Himself (Business property owner) (as Homer Tourkakis D.D.S.)
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As school children, we were taught that only foreign governments could take private property from one citizen and give it to another. But the property rights that once defined us as a nation have virtually disappeared. Begging for Billionaires: The Attack on Property Rights in America is the first feature-length documentary to expose how city governments seize private property from everyday citizens and give it to billionaire developers and Fortune 500 companies, absurdly justifying their actions as "community economic development." Poor and disadvantaged families are forced out of their homes, sometimes with little notice. Good, hard-working Americans hold back tears as family histories are bulldozed to smithereens. Frantic homeowners scramble to rescue their life's possessions as heartless demolition crews pulverize the walls around them. Historic neighborhoods, rich with ethnic history, are systematically wiped away despite their beautiful homes and carefully maintained gardens. ... Written by Limelight Cinema Group

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The Attack on Property Rights in America

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2009 (USA)  »

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$140,000 (estimated)
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