A solution to the US national debt?

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+29 1. JPLS commented 13 years ago

hahahaha huston we have a problem ,uncle sam is going down.Roger that!

ps start a war and there is no problem :))))
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-7 2. hoboman commented 13 years ago

they say the next generation will have to pay, why dont the next generation dump it on the next generation after them, thus solving the problem once and for all!
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+24 3. Nuntchakou commented 13 years ago

Isn't there a RESET button on the debt clock thing?? That should solve the problem... ;)
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+12 4. riverside89 commented 13 years ago

I appreciate that young people are aware that the massive debt is going to fall on their shoulders and ruin their lives. But since the debt is the result of government spending, and the government still really likes to spend, I'm not optimistic about a solution coming from people who have been educated in government schools. The purpose of government controlled education is to preserve the status quo.

Remember that the president of the U.S. has no direct power to increase or decrease the deficit or the national debt. All spending bills originate in the House of Representatives. Congress decides what the budget will be, what taxes will be and where money will be spent. The president can veto a spending bill, and he has a lot of influence. Beyond that he has no direct control over the budget.

What the U.S. needs is a good, healthy, thriving, tax free, underground economy (i.e. black market).
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+28 5. ICdevil commented 13 years ago

I agree with #3 just reset the damn debt clock >:) !! wish it was easier then that....luckily im a canadian:D
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+29 6. NotFirst commented 13 years ago

I Can't spend what money I don't have. I wish the government would live by the same rule.
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+12 7. MakeTnotWar commented 13 years ago

Sell Alaska back to Russia. By doing so you get rid of Palin as well. It's a win win ;)
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+11 8. archis commented 13 years ago

I wonder will have US the same situation as Zimbabve, where the area of paper of toilet paper is more worth then the area of papaer of the money.
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+29 9. ICdevil commented 13 years ago

Lol americans rated down my comment:D
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+18 10. Tehnol commented 13 years ago

All I can say is, HA!
It's no-one but America's fault, and no-one but America can fix it. It's what the government deserves for being so damn greedy since WWII and pretending to be the most powerful country in the world ;)
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+26 11. dredawg commented 13 years ago

Your country is circling the drain, say hi to the romans.
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+17 12. seldomseen77 commented 13 years ago

Within 50 years, the US will collapse juste like the USSR did.
It is useless to hope for a solution.
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+12 13. Rodarius commented 13 years ago

*ponders in thought*

I think I need to rethink my plan of moving to the USA in the future...

Japan seems to be nice this time of the year ^^
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+12 14. zerorain commented 13 years ago

i just found it funny when they showed a picture of bush the dept chart just spiked straight up...
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+8 15. Fergus_Thedog commented 13 years ago

Get ready for a tantrum, the spoiled brat is about to be told "No, you can't have it."
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-2 16. ComentAtor commented 13 years ago

#1 what is that on satellite imagery in iran... that must be.. no .. it is! THAT ARE THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION! We must invade to save the world .. all right ! let's bring them DEMOCRACY!! yeaaah
#11 not yet.. there are many fights to be fought, i don't think i'll live to see it
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+3 17. tastytim commented 13 years ago

#1 and #16 the war in Afghanistan and Irak is one of the reason for this massive debt. So another war would only make matters worst. :|
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+3 18. archis commented 13 years ago

One of the solution for global economic crisis is global war(observations of smart people), it is like system reset or something. Watch the graph at 6:30, after each war economy went up.
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+5 19. ughlah commented 13 years ago

#3 Reseting the clock is of course possible.

But just like you having debts all over the place and not paying them back there are consequences. Part of the debt is the pension of every american, so basically every american will be broke the moment he stops working. Part of the debt is the for the medical bills you will cause if you get ill.

Also the government spends money for the streets, for police, for judges, for prisons, ...
So we stop paying for that too and just stop investing in such things.

Next there is about every country in the world that wants its money back so they can pay their pensions, their medical bills, their police and I guess some of them won't be threatened by a state that refuses to pay it's own army...
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+5 20. Calvinius commented 13 years ago

Damn, George Bush realy f***** up America. Buy more guns, buy more rockets, buy more tanks, soldiers are expendable,... Government has to change this, that´s of course if they give a s***!
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-3 21. CrackrJak commented 13 years ago

#20 The debt didn't explode from buying guns, rockets, or tanks.

It's exploding to save the banks from their failures on mortgage loans, For the so-called 'Stimulus' projects, And Obamacare. Blaming George Bush is wrong, This mess is on Obama's head along with the democrat leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
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+4 22. kragus commented 13 years ago

This is a "civilized" version of Hypnotoad, brainwashing. this is a problem since the roman empire and it will remain that way till the rest of our days, just keeping your mind busy on a problem so you don't see the rest. Somethiong is going on people, be prepared!
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+8 23. notme commented 13 years ago

George Bush was hunting Osama Bin Laden thinking he was the biggest enemy of the U.S.. In fact, Mr. Bush was the biggest enemy of his own country.
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+5 24. ui236 commented 13 years ago

epic fail keynesian economics ;)
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0 25. rufinus commented 13 years ago

it doesnet matter what in 2040 or 2050 will be... the dept clock stops working January 19, 2038 at 3:14:08 AM UTC anyways :-)
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-2 26. JPLS commented 13 years ago

i say let's start war and see what happends :P
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+3 27. badboy007 commented 13 years ago

A solution to the US national debt

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0 28. Abreujr commented 13 years ago

It's a good time to change dollars for some other currency. xD
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+5 29. Syrup commented 13 years ago

i'm so glad i'm not american.
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+2 30. dredawg commented 13 years ago

The war on drugs could have saved America a trillion (thats a real statistic btw) and made you another 2, it dont cover your warmongery, but it would be a start.
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-2 31. dredawg commented 13 years ago

The war on drugs could have saved America a trillion (thats a real statistic btw) and made you another 2, it dont cover your warmongery, but it would be a start.
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0 32. Natan_el_Tigre commented 13 years ago

To answer the video title's question: no, this clip does not offer a solution to our national debt problem, although point two at 3:06 engenders a chuckle. Hopefully the actual film (as this is just a teaser) has more to offer and 3:23 proves to be more than just hot air.

I know this is difficult for most people to understand (the realness of normal distribution is sobering), and for most everyone else to accept (dismissing self-centered beliefs about reality requires phenomenal integrity), but we the people have created the national debt problem, penny by consumptive penny. And government is just a ten-letter word used to convey the concept of something else we the people have created, vote by unenlightened vote: yet another powerful other to, in most cases, blame for our individual shortcomings.

However, let there be no doubt. We built it and they have come; corruption is a natural symptom of the human condition. But they are part of us, and thus we have only ourselves to blame. I implore you to stop the madness, before it is too late. Too late not for humanity (I would have to be mad to speak like a prophet), but too late for yourselves as contributing members of society and conceivers of the future.

Prosperity and success above basic security and happiness, for the majority of us, are in reality the seeds of compensation and delusion, not the American Dream.
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0 33. steevo commented 13 years ago

Our descendants will pay the bill..

Its turtles all the way down.
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0 34. gunsnroses commented 13 years ago