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Slightly off topic…but I found this interesting…no wait…concerning. I hope you do as well since it doesn't seem like many are interested in Congress given
the empty seats in this video…
It gives you a little peek into why we just surpassed 12 trillion dollars in debt ($12,000,000,000,000).

Oh…and in case you are wondering…It took about 250 years to get to 6 trillion dollars of US debt and only 7 years to get to double it to 12 trillion. I think it is in our best interest to start paying attention. This debt is OUR debt. Please contact your representatives to see if they can try to…um…curb the unsustainable spending.


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  1. Caroline

    Nov 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Greg
    This is an issue near & dear to my heart & I’m glad to see it posted here.
    There is a great transparency bill (HR 1207) that Grayson & Paul have been pushing but a Charlotte NC area congressman (think bankster campaign contributions), Watts who is on the finance committee gutted it and has presented a very weak version which will do nothing to hold the Federal Reserve & Congress responsible. So if anyone does contact their representative, mention that they hope the transparency bill would be supported only in it’s original form.

  2. Stefan

    Nov 19, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Hey Greg, although i am not an american citizen, i really appreciate to see that someone’s still concerning. Finding your post in a design-driven blog proved me to be wrong by thinking that we (i am a designer myself) lost interest in politics at all. It reminds me of the fact that design is not only about things but about life! So it was a happy moment this morning to find your post in this blog. Thank you!
    Designers of all countries, unite!

  3. Greg

    Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I am glad to hear that some people are also interested in actually doing something about this unsustainable path we are on (if not for us, then our future generations). It is off topic for this blog a bit…but in the end, we are all part of a community and network and I think it is our job to collaborate to find solutions, rather than just watching helplessly from the sidelines. We all need to wake up and recognize that this is OUR debt…this is OUR money at risk…and to sit by silently while this is going on and blindly trust that it will all just get ‘taken care of’ by politicians and big banks is…well…hopeful at best and perilous at worst.
    Great suggestions Caroline! If anyone has some more suggestions, please feel free! I have one: We should all live within our means…governments, businesses and individuals. Pay down your debt and be responsible for your own $s. I say this as the owner of 2Modern, where we sell things!

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