What Did We Get For All Of That Spending?


Bankrupting America has an ad out asking what we’ve gotten for all of the spending over the last few years.

In the past four years, we’ve spent nearly $12.9 trillion, adding $5.6 trillion to our national debt—an increase of 52 percent. But we did we get for all that spending?

A 7.9% unemployment rate, 23 million Americans unemployed or unemployed and millions more on food stamps.

Isn’t it time for a new approach on spending?

Yes, it is time, and tomorrow we have a chance to do something about it. A poll commissioned by Public Notice found that a clear majority of Americans say that the national debt and spending will impact their vote tomorrow, and that decreasing government will improve the economy. As it stands, if the national debt is placed only on the backs of children under 18 the cost of that debt comes to over $200,000 per child. It’s generational theft.