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Federal Matters—A Government Spending Sitcom, Part 2: “Thanksgiving”

Posted: January 9, 2014 at 9:15 am   /   by

We’re a bit late to the party on this funny series of sitcom shorts from Bankrupting America, but since the debt and the government’s insane spending aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, there’s really no such thing as “late.”

Here’s episode 2:


Christopher Cook

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 (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. phoenixlaw says:

    At the end of fiscal year 2008, the federal debt was about $5.8 trillion. By the end of fiscal year 2013 it was $17.075 trillion, according to figures posted online by the US Treasury Department.  The twelve Bush-Obama years account for about two-thirds of this debt.  This debt, and its corresponding interest, are not sustainable  In the future, rising federal interest payments will crowd out federal spending on anything else.

    In view of this astonishing debt, one might well ask: what has the public received in return?

    1. phoenixlawCertain members of the public have received transfer payments funded by the labors of other members of the public, and by way of debt their children never agreed to incur. The politicians have received the votes of, and power from, the former group. The latter two groups gets screwed, and get vilified for complaining.

Federal Matters—A Government Spending Sitcom, Part 2: "Thanksgiving"