Putting the Debt into perspective *VIDEO* + REAL Solutions (GREAT education tools!)Submitted by itsallaboutbalance on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 15:48
Most of us on here are aware of the SERIOUSNESS of the debt and deficit situation. these are good visuals to really bring it home and tools to educate people and direct them towards Ron Paul and REAL solutions.
A good video by Tony Robbins with visuals:
A good youtube video by learnliberty.org :
The article the Tony Robbins video is based on:
A letter and proposed ACTIONS and SOLUTIONS by Rand Paul:
All you have to do is turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper, or
click through a few of your favorite websites to realize
something is dreadfully WRONG.
Bank failures. Bailouts. Failed "stimulus" packages. A surging
European-style high unemployment. Sky-high gas prices.
Inflation growing as incomes and retirement accounts stagnate.
And what does the White House give us now? Yet another budget
with trillion-dollar deficits. This is the first White House to
have four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits - ever.
"[W]e have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt," as
Vice President Joe Biden put it a while back.
These people have no shame.
The 2012 budget is even worse than the last. A $1.3 trillion
deficit in year one. ELEVEN TRILLION in new debt. And they
managed to somehow do that while RAISING your taxes nearly $2
If that scares you as much as it scares me, I hope you'll
complete the petition urging your representative to support - and
your senators to cosponsor and seek roll-call votes on The PAUL
BALANCED BUDGET ACT OF 2012 introduced this month by Senator Rand
Senator Paul's budget does something no other budget in
Washington has done in years - it actually balances. It cuts the
deficit in half in year one, and it balances in year five.
You can almost hear the bureaucrats' cries even now. "Too
radical." "Draconian." The big spending establishment of both
parties will wail and gnash their teeth.
But they will act - if the American people, led by patriots like
you, make them.
You see, this is an election year. And even the tax-and-spend
crowd in Washington is starting to get nervous.
They KNOW the American people are FED UP!
Our country's deficit is increasing at a rate of nearly FOUR
BILLION dollars a day.
The average American family is on the hook for nearly $800,000!
And now, news reports are saying the bailouts over the past few
years cost taxpayers as much as $13.7 TRILLION on top of all
Like an alcoholic on a binge, the politicians simply can't be
counted on to stop themselves.
Someone has to step in and bring this circus to an end.
Campaign for Liberty is doing just that - leading the fight to
stop Big Government in its tracks by launching a nationwide
campaign to support Senator Rand Paul's budget.
It's been decades since any serious cutting of government
spending and waste has even been attempted.
But with recent events, I'm convinced the time is right to
finally make a permanent change in the way Washington works - a
change that will empower the people and take power from
But more than that, it's a battle we MUST fight.
That's why it's vital you act TODAY!
You see, I'd love to tell you that there's no reason to worry -
that the politicians in Washington are "experts" who are working
hard to "get everything under control."
I'd love to tell you that the politicians understand that unless
they not only stop - but actually CUT - spending, the entire U.S.
economy could end up nose-diving off a cliff.
And I'd love more than anything to tell you the politicians would
never saddle our kids and grandkids with debts they can never
repay - and that the nightmare of debt, disorder, and broken hope
that is Greece today couldn't be America's future.
But I can't say that. It just isn't true.
Senator Paul's budget is unlike any other seen in Washington - a
REAL plan to make REAL change.
Among the highlights of this Balanced Budget:
*** Serious cuts in spending in year one, an immediate 50
percent reduction in the deficit in year one, and full balance,
with a surplus, in year five;
*** In years 6-10, it begins to pay off our debt, paying off
nearly $4 trillion of our national debt for the first time in
*** Closes five cabinet agencies permanently, including the
unconstitutional Department of Education;
*** Focuses our military on strengthening America's defenses
instead of nation-building or funding dictators and anti-American
*** Fixes the deficit in Social Security and Medicare for 75
years, without cuts to current enrollees;
*** Cuts and block grants back to the states Medicaid and all
federal welfare programs;
*** Rescinds funds for the indefinite detention of American
*** Privatizes the TSA.
As you can see, this is an ambitious bill that would bring
historic change to our country.
Will you stand with Senator Paul and Campaign for liberty today?
If so, it's vital you act immediately by filling out the petition
to your representative and senators.
This is no time for half measures.
You see, when a mad dog is running loose, terrorizing a
neighborhood, you lock him down.
You chain him up.
And that's what the Paul Balanced Budget Act would do to Big
This is a battle worth fighting - win or lose this year.
If we succeed, it would be a MAJOR step toward restoring American
But even if we are set back this year, we can make sure the
tax-and-spend politicians PAY THE PRICE!
You see, they have to come back to us, the voters, and seek our
support for reelection.
So even if they don't pass the PAUL BALANCED BUDGET ACT right
away, if you and I can put the ENTIRE Congress on record, any
politician who votes against us will have hell to pay at the
Can you imagine the lame excuses?
What GOOD excuse is there for VOTING AGAINST being fiscally
There is none. Period.
That's why your action today is so vital
Now, before I go any further, I want you to know that forcing our
tax-and-spend Congress to stop their out-of-control spending
isn't going to be easy.
The politicians in both parties are going to fight you and me
But if we can turn up enough heat - if we can FORCE Congress to
heed the will of the American people - I'm confident we can put
Congress on record... and on notice.
Here's how Campaign for Liberty plans to force action -
hopefully, with your help.
First, we're already busy contacting up to five million activists
nationwide through mail, phones, and email to generate petitions
to the U.S. Congress demanding action on the Paul Balanced Budget
And that's just the beginning.
With your help, we'll work the blogs and write guest editorials.
We'll brief influential writers and columnists who will be
sympathetic to our efforts.
We'll work the talk radio stations and grant local media
interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.
And we're going to do what few groups do anymore.
We're going to have our grassroots volunteers go door-to-door
encouraging their neighbors to join us.
That's a political army of committed liberty-loving folks making
a difference the most effective way - one-on-one.
And finally, if we have the resources, we'd also like to run
powerful targeted radio, TV, and newspaper ads.
This entire program is designed to send this one, CLEAR message
to Congress - any politician who votes against the Paul Balanced
Budget should look for another job.
But such a massive effort won't be easy - or cheap.
So, in addition to your completed petition, I also hope you'll
agree to chip in a contribution of $50, $25, $10 -or whatever you
can afford - to Campaign for Liberty.
I know times are hard, but this fight is absolutely critical.
Can I count on you to join the fight by filling out the petition
and by chipping in a contribution of $50, $25, $10 - or whatever
you can afford - to Campaign for Liberty?
Campaign for Liberty
P.S. Despite the current economic crisis, the politicians in both
parties in Washington seem intent on spending us into total and
You and I must stop them!
Please fill out your petition urging your representative to
support - and your senators to cosponsor and seek roll-call votes
on the Paul Balanced Budget Act of 2012 immediately!
And, along with your signed petitions, please chip in a
contribution of $50, $25, $10 - or whatever you can afford - to
Campaign for Liberty TODAY!
Lets take more actions people! Vote this up and take action! :)
Love you all!