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Monday, November 1, 2010

Future of US Debt Problems

Item of Interest:

Citizens Against Government Waste / cagw.org:
CAGW Launches New Nationwide Ad Campaign -- On October 21, 2010, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) unveiled a national ad addressing our country’s spending addiction, the dangers of relentless deficits, and the corrosive nature of our national debt.

This new ad, which features a chilling look at one potential future scenario if America continues on its current destructive fiscal trajectory, is a 2010 homage to “The Deficit Trials,” a 1986 ad that was produced by W.R. Grace & Co. For those who were able to view it, the ad caused a sensation; it was considered so controversial at the time that the networks refused to run it...

The new ad is part of an ongoing communications program in CAGW’s decades-long fight against wasteful government spending, increased taxes, out-of-control deficit spending, and a crippling national debt that threatens the future and survival of our country.


discussion:
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online: 
The Phenomenal ‘Chinese Professor’ Ad  —  Via Ben Smith of Politico, this amazing ad from “Citizens Against Government Waste,” which is the first spot from this campaign season you can imagine people actually remembering a decade from now.  “I'm not a witch” might be remembered as a novelty …

more:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Behind the ‘Chinese Professor’
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:   Is This Really the Best Political Ad This Year?
Andrew Zarowny / Right Pundits:   New TV Ad - China Owns America! (Video)
Warner Todd Huston / Publius Forum:   As The Chinese Laugh at America, the Failed Nation...
Emi Kolawole / Washington Post:   Ad: China's going to take us over (Updated)
ZeroHedge: CHINA’S CREATIVE ACCOUNTING: USING DEBT AS A TOOL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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