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Video: The National Debt Road Trip

Posted: August 26, 2011 at 7:52 am   /   by

Video Description:

How do the Obama deficits compare with past presidents? And how did the national debt get so big anyway. This video tries to answer those questions by looking at the debt as a road trip and seeing how fast different administrations have been traveling.

Historical debt data:http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt.htm

Inflation data: http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

Future debt data (2010 – 2016):http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/fy2010_new_era/Summary_Tables2.pdf

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HT: The Five Most Catastrophic Hidden Costs of the Obama Presidency

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Video: The National Debt Road Trip