The National Debt Road Trip (Video Warning: Not For The Faint-Hearted Nor Those Who Prefer To Hide From The Truth)
National Debt Road Trip by Political Math
The National Debt Is Now Approaching $16 Trillion
Though the official numbers won't be known for some time, with receipts lagging dramatically and federal spending growing like green shoots fertilized by pit bulls with intestinal issues, we might be lucky to leave fiscal '09 with a deficit of $1.5 trillion. I have no words to describe the pain of contemplating that we might have to borrow borrowed more in 2009, than we did in our first 216 years as a nation, COMBINED.
Promoting greater public awareness of our exploding national debt is virtually our only weapon. The best way to help would be to email the clip to everyone you know and post it on a few message boards. The issues and numbers are explained clearly so that any viewer (young or old) will understand the implications.