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.
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 …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog: Behind the ‘Chinese Professor’Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: GREAT PRODUCTION VALUES, DUMB MESSAGE.... One of this week's …Reihan Salam / National Review: James Fallows on the ‘Chinese Professor’ AdvertisementMyglesias / Yglesias: Citizens Against Government Waste Promotes Economic Ignorance …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)Dennis DiClaudio / Indecision Forever: Right Now, Even as We Speak, Chinese People Are Making Fun of Us in the FutureZeroHedge: CHINA’S CREATIVE ACCOUNTING: USING DEBT AS A TOOL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT