- He was trying to save face on news the councils were disintegrating. Strategy Forum planned to inform the WH b4 making announcement public. 4 days ago
- RT @DougHeye: After that Trump press conference, I don't know how I can tell any minority why they should vote Republican. 4 days ago
- 2 days ago, he says he has tons of CEOs wanting to join. Now he disbands business advisory councils after more CEOs quit. 4 days ago
- I will still champion conservative principles. I'll still fervently support LCRs. I'll return when you're gone. And pick up the pieces. 3/3 4 days ago
- You are giving aid & comfort to these assholes. I just can't anymore. As long as you are the leader of the GOP, I will not be a member. 2/3 4 days ago
Politics & Pop Culture from a homocon.
I.O.U.S.A. A History of the American Debt
February 11, 2010Posted by on
This is a documentary that I watched yesterday while snowed in during snowpocalypse2.0. What is fascinating about this compelling film is that were the subject matter not so serious, the movie would almost be laughable.
Think of this film as Economics 101, a primer on how the American government spends your money, and what the future holds for us unless our habits are changed quickly.
It is an unabashed wake-up call to the American public. The issue at hand is the national debt; growing faster every day in the fertile environment of short term planning and instant gratification, mixed with a lack of leadership across the entire political spectrum.
While the message is sobering, the graphics and animation are terrific. I love the rolling penny which symbolizes the history of the national debt as a percentage of the GDP.
The people who are highlighted in this film include David Walker, the former Comptroller General of the United States at the GAO and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition.
This is a documentary that everyone should see, but most will not. Not only should this be required viewing for every graduating high school senior, but it should also be required for every Congressman and Senator every time they are up for reelection.