82 minutes 9.1/10 based on 15 votes

I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation’s financial practices and policies. The film follows former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America’s unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens.

With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America’s current economic situation. The ultimate power of I.O.U.S.A. is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.

Released in 2008. 85 min. Director: Patrick Creadon. Documentary film.

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  • tomdham

    I don’t think No’bama or anyone who voted for him watched this documentary prior to his deception / election!
    Good luck with that hope and change!

    • Greg

      Did you even watch the documentary? This isn’t about your partisan slap-fight, the past 20 years worth of presidents have added to the deficit irresponsibly. The last one nearly doubled it. BOTH parties have been deceiving you.

      • Yassine Abdi

        Yes i agree!
        I guess that everyone have a top and a down. To be serious i know that all american are not bad cuz i have few friends from there.But it still an imperialism country so i still keep my tears for thoses who didnt run after problemes. Thoses who really need help, thoses who don’t beleive in 4×4 truck instead of respect of family and respect of the HUMAN BEING.

        • Mike_Travis

          Yassine, your name sounds muslime, so under that assumption, allow me to express my “thanks” that you are so generous as to call for people to respect human beings. Now tell me how you have the gall to say that when islime is a murderous cult whose main goal is to enslave humanity under the satanic cult of islime (may pig excrement be upon it).

          Just like a muslime to criticize non muslimes while murdering them. Islime is a disease that must be eradicated.

      • lloydc1234

        True Greg. tomdham is just showing a little partisan hatred. He can’t help it.

  • We don’t have to worry about the debt, spoken by CFR chairman Cheney. They, obviously intend to bust the country out, ala mafia style. They have an alternative planned, but nobody is going to like it. Partial abandonment of fiat money with a return to gold and silver. The people who are orchestrating this have all the power over the gold and silver, especially the UN. The mark of the beast will appear after the fall of the US reserve currency status. A VAT, carbon, and sales tax which will be inescapable with a number and chip to buy and sell. The 2,000 year old Christian scripture will be proven accurate, obviously, because it is the TRUTH.

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