Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Memes to Cure the Debt Crisis

Sad thing is, this is probably true.

First off, Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all have a great day!

While celebrating America's birthday today I happened to watch an interview by Neil Cavuto in regard to the national debt, and I had the desire to share what I learned with all of you.

Basically, the interview was of an 18 year old who set up a Facebook page that spreads the word about the rising national debt through the use of internet memes.

In case you do not know what a meme is, there are a couple places (like here and here) where you can find a billion examples.

Essentially, this youngster (and I apologize in advance for forgetting his name) has created several memes about the debt on this Facebook page which are designed to become viral and popular among the more youthful demographic in America.

I for one think this is an admirable cause, as most kids our age (I am 20) know nothing about the debt and have no clue about the many ways in which it could be harmful to their future.

Though many people my age are familiar with college loans and rising tuition costs, few recognize the ever expanding debt which threatens to ruin our economy if we do not reign in our spending.

In order to solve this issue we must cut military and entitlement spending; there can be no sacred cows. Liberals must be willing to say goodbye to their plans for expanded social safety nets, and Conservatives have to give up their deluded notion that we can continue to spend half of our budget maintaining a bloated military.

In closing, I would have liked to provide a link to the Facebook page dealing with these debt memes, but alas I failed to write the name down and cannot recall it from memory. I've also had no luck searching for it manually, so if anybody who manages that page happens to read this article, feel free to leave me a comment or e-mail with more information and I'll be sure to add it here.

Either way, it is important that we know there are people out there addressing the debt issue. The more that Americans familiarize themselves with this silent killer, the better off we will all be in the future.

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