March 19, 2015

NEWS: The reaction of these students when they learn their share of the national debt is priceless

Rebel Staff
 

Campus Reform's Caleb Bonham took to the streets of Charleston, South Carolina to tell students how much they owe the federal government.

He'd begin by asking students what their birthday is followed by what they would do with a large sum of money (which was actually how much their share of the debt was).

“What would you do if you had over $800,000?” Bonham asked one student who casually replied with “probably buy a couple ounces of pot.”

Needless to say, when Bonham revealed that was how much he owed, his reaction wasn't joyous. In fact, it had to be censored.

When he asked a group of ladies how they could fix the debt problem, they answered, “tell Obama to get out of the White House. Get him the hell out.”

Check out the video below.

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commented 2015-03-20 08:58:29 -0400
It’s only a debt if you actually plan on paying it back. I am sure Katie Wynne’s economic policy is based on the Buzz Lightyear saying TO INFINITYAND BEYOND.
commented 2015-03-20 07:10:28 -0400
As Jamie McMaster said “The frightful thing about the public debt per person is that every last red cent of it rests on the shoulders of the private sector…because their taxes pay government salaries – are on the hook for the debts of public sector workers as well…plus the unemployed; plus those on disability; plus those on welfare. (Plus, I might add, the HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AS WELL). The ratio of private sector workers to public sector workers in Canada is just about exactly 4:1. And that’s not factoring in the “extras” I talked about above, or, that portion of the private sector that is engaged in public-funded contracts….Funny how politicians and parasites only use the word sustainability when they preach about the environment, never about economics.”

This point is worth printing and reprinting over and over BECAUSE OF THE RATIO BEING ONLY 4:1 and that ratio is getting worse and worse. Canada cannot sustain the public sector as it continues to grow and become obscenely obese. We are on our way down to a bankrupt Canada because we keep electing the big political parties that are spenders and public sector builders: Liberals and NDP. We call sensible planners and those who try to save the country MEAN SPIRITED. Yeah, like the middle class mother who tries to balance her family budget rather than spending till it is all gone…mean spirited saviours.

The Canadian private sector has been forced to bail out corporations like GM and others whose failures came from big union interference and yet Bill C-377 is considered so offensive because Unions might have to keep the same kinds of records that cost governments, corporation, and charities huge sums of money…Well that is just too bad. We need to level that playing field. Their billions are growing faster than our national economy and they intend to run the country and make every business public and unionized minions. Once that happens we are TOAST. They grow unbridled while the rest of us are in paper trail bondage.

People need to learn the story of Britain before Thatcher. They were saved by the skin of their teeth. It is hard to believe that Britain was so close to the brink of certain disaster and nobody seemed to notice. We need a practical and indomitable middle class “housewife” like Maggie, again, to save us…and this is a compliment: I mean the likes of Harper who was truly raised middle class in a normal childhood in Leaside, Ontario, while Trudeau was born with an estimated 1.2 million inheritance and knows nothing about the real middle class except that he wants their votes.
commented 2015-03-20 05:26:38 -0400
The biggest leeches on Canadian taxpayers are located on both sides of the House of Commons.
commented 2015-03-20 05:18:45 -0400
U.S. debt is out of control and the trillions spent on invading other countries sure didn’t help.
commented 2015-03-19 21:54:36 -0400
Joan Abernethy. There you go with your assumptions again.
Parasites (of the human variety) aren’t the poor and impoverished. Parasites are those who do pretend work in make-believe jobs at tax-payers’ expense.
commented 2015-03-19 20:24:57 -0400
Joan, I agree, Valerie is Right On, but only till she got to immigrants. It is not just immigrants, but all those that vote for the likes of McGuintys, Wynnes, Obamas, Chretiens, Trudeaus, etc., that are the problem. It is not only The Debt we are leaving them, take a look at the conflicts in the world that are spiraling out of control, thanks Mr. Obama. The kids will pay with blood, sweat, and tears, if they don’t learn to vote right.
And Glenn, who do you want to sell our assets to, China, Russia, ISIS?
commented 2015-03-19 19:03:10 -0400
Valerie Clark. Right on but I would add it is not the poor in Ontario that cost so much. It is the bloated gimme-gimme welfare bureaucracy.
commented 2015-03-19 19:01:59 -0400
So how come the debt side of the ledger is Communist…ie “per capita share” but the assets side is not? I could easily cover my per capita share of the national debt with my per capita share of the national assets…..:-)

I also find it funny how this national debt magically becomes a surplus at the stroke of a pen when some brilliant finance minister increases some unpopular tax or decreases some popular tax break by a couple of percentage points…sorry….I am a little too economics savvy to buy into the fear mongering on this topic and please don’t get me going on that Ponzi scheme called “the gold standard”
commented 2015-03-19 18:58:37 -0400
Jamie MacMaster, it is unfair to call “parasites” those growing in numbers of impoverished injured by war and/or crime. They are just as socially equal as the rest of us despite being forced by disability onto welfare benefits. In fact, our federal government should pass guaranteed income law that would triple their current income, make most welfare agencies obsolete, and save taxes in administration. More equity under the law, not less! (-:
commented 2015-03-19 18:10:08 -0400
Anonymous – I’m sick of young people blaming baby boomers for Canadian debt. We built the best society in the world and they are the beneficiaries of it. We built roads, schools, universities, hospitals, social programs, businesses, the legal system, etc. etc. We didn’t have as large a debt until mass immigration started in the 1990s. It’s not older Canadians, but immigrants, who are causing the massive debt:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/immigrants-a-fiscal-burden-fraser-institute-report-suggests-1.1366906
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/17/immigration-costs-canada-billions-fraser-institute
And then there’s the problem of the provinces with the largest populations being “have-nots”. But that’s another story.
commented 2015-03-19 17:29:10 -0400
The frightful thing about the public debt per person is that every last red cent of it rests on the shoulders of the private sector.

In addition to carrying their own debt and the debt of their families, private sector workers – because their taxes pay government salaries – are on the hook for the debts of public sector workers as well…plus the unemployed; plus those on disability; plus those on welfare. The ratio of private sector workers to public sector workers in Canada is just about exactly 4:1. And that’s not factoring in the “extras” I talked about above, or, that portion of the private sector that is engaged in public-funded contracts.

Funny how politicians and parasites only use the word sustainability when they preach about the environment, never about economics.
commented 2015-03-19 17:18:15 -0400
perhaps we should know what the national debt in Canada is per person. I heard once upon a time that Prime Minister “Pierre” Truduefous put us over 50 grand per person born in the country. Any ideas on what it is now? Years of liberal fiscal mismanagement. And the left tards are about to do It again. (sounds like Brittney spears..OOPS!
commented 2015-03-19 16:22:19 -0400
Best ad in the last Ontario provincial election wasn’t done by the hopeless, hapless PCs, but rather, by the Tax-payer’s federation. A big billboard featuring a sad looking little kid with the message that the debt was on his shoulders: http://www.taxpayer.com/news-releases/taxpayer-take-on-sousa

If the PCs would have had the guts and the imagination, they would have posted/published/broadcasted similar messages everywhere. That’s all they would have had to do.
commented 2015-03-19 14:20:01 -0400
well as my daughter once said, all the problems of the world has been caused by baby boomers, greedy, self centered, they want it, if someone says no, they take it anyway! And I as i said to her, but at least we don’t blame someone else…take responsibility …