Most people know we have substantial national debt, but few people realize how out of control it is. It's not that we've never been in debt; just never like this. In the past, we would go into debt when the times called for it—like when we liberated ourselves from Britain or saved the world from a ruthless dictator. Then in the years following, the debt was responsibly paid off.
But since 1981, we've strayed from our age-old value of financial responsibility and started our country on a course unlike any we've ever seen. And instead of making every effort to get our country back on track, we keep recklessly spending money that our children will eventually have to pay back.
So why isn't anything being done about this? Neither side wants to address these issues head-on, because they're too concerned with protecting their own positions of power and proving that the other side has got it wrong. This bipolar way of governing can't continue if our children are to have a future.
We introduce you to the Common Sense Coalition, a group that believes it's time to return to our values and find common sense solutions to our pressing problems.