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NEW VIDEO: “Debt-tective” Finds Culprit Behind National Debt

Posted: April 9, 2013 at 11:40 am   /   by

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NEW VIDEO: “Debt-tective” Finds Culprit Behind National Debt

Arlington, Va. – Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released an animated web video titled “What is Bankrupting America?” focused on educating and engaging Americans on the national debt, government spending and the drag they cause on our economy. The video follows a “Debt-tective” as he discovers clues and investigates the real cause behind America’s fiscal frustrations. While the facts uncovered are telling, they are explained in a relatable way through the lens of a likable hero.

In order to survive in today’s data-driven environment, organizations must find new, creative and compelling ways to capture attention and convey a message.  That’s why Bankrupting America set out to create this motion graphic video that will not only better inform the American public on the current state of our economy, but will also engage a much wider and non-traditional audience on the important issues of economic and fiscal policy.

What is Bankrupting America?


Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel issued the following statement on the video:

“Government spending has resulted in economic decline, high unemployment and soaring national debt. In 20 years, Washington won’t even be able to fund Social Security. We hope to use the power of design in this video to distill the information in a way that is both relatable and memorable, so that Americans can be fully aware of how Washington’s overspending will impact their future.  Young people stand to pay the greatest price tomorrow for reckless fiscal policies today.  Capturing their attention with new and creative videos like this will continue to be a critical part of our campaign.” is an educational project of Public Notice, an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to providing facts and insight on the effects public policy has on Americans’ financial well-being.

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NEW VIDEO: "Debt-tective" Finds Culprit Behind National Debt