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PBS Frontline – Ten Trillion and Counting

March 28th, 2009 No comments

PBS Fronline – Ten Trillion and Counting

Explains why Obama is insisting on addressing health care costs:  combine the costly Medicaid/Medicare/Social Security programs with the just begun wave of retiring baby boomers results in disasterous debt, as much as 20% of GDP (up from 5%) by 2019.

Also explains how large the debt is, how it got so large, and who owns it.

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PBS Frontline – Inside the Meltdown

March 28th, 2009 No comments

PBS Frontline – Inside the Meltdown

Highlights the US government’s involvement in the early stages of the 2008 financial meltdown.  How they set the price for the Bear Stearns buy-out, decided not to bail out Lehman Brothers, and had to act to prevent AIG from taking down the world banking system.

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