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Summary: I.O.U.S.A. examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. As the Baby Boomer generation prepares to retire, will there even be any Social Security benefits left to collect? 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. The film blends interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials to demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens. The film interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a profile of America's current economic situation. The film also proffers potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how to recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.
Runtime: 85 min
Rating: Rated PG for some thematic elements.
Production: O'Malley Creadon Productions
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Mandarin
Home Release Date: Apr 7, 2009
Director Credit
Patrick Creadon Director
Writer Credit
Addison Wiggin Writer
Christine O'Malley Writer
Kate Incontrera Writer
Patrick Creadon Writer
William Bonner Writer
Cast Credit
Alan Greenspan Himself
Ander Crenshaw Himself
Bill Clinton Himself
Bing Crosby Himself
Douglas Durst Himself
Dwight D. Eisenhower Himself
George Bush Himself
George W. Bush Himself
Gerald Ford Himself
Humphrey Bogart Himself
Jimmy Carter Himself
Kent Conrad Himself
Robert Bixby Himself
Stephen Colbert Himself
Warren Buffett Himself
Producer Credit
Addison Wiggin Executive Producer
Christine O'Malley Producer
Christopher Duddy Development Executive
Glenn W. Garland Development Executive
Jon Carnes Executive Producer
Kate Incontrera Associate Producer
Sarah Gibson Producer
Theodore James Associate Producer
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