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Date: 04/29/09 09:16 AM

83 Responses to Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Pennies

  1. Profile photo of sweeter1
    sweeter1 Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Link: Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Pennies - All these Obama budget slashes are admittedly confusing. Pennies make it so much easier to understand.
  2. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:21 am
    Yaaawn... American politics is so boring and confusing, even worse than British politics.

    And the pennies didn`t help, cause I still didn`t know what the f-ck he was talking about. Not that any of it matters to me anyway...

  3. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 am
    LOL, i like it
  4. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:23 am
    The kid makes a good point.
  5. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am
    ooo federal crimes on youtube ftw :P

    and i agree with ya Lukas lol

  6. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am
    haha, really puts things into perspective, doesn`t it?
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:30 am
    Well when you put it like that I guess.............

    ......We`re still Fu*ked

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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:40 am
    wooow. yup, we`re screwed.
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:52 am
    Obama`s Budget

  10. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 9:56 am
    wow. thats a BIG national debt.
  11. Profile photo of evanking
    evanking Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:05 am
    i like pennies:)
  12. Profile photo of fedabog
    fedabog Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:17 am
    the guy is true...but its still $100 Million Dollars.

    Do any of you have even $1 Million?

  13. Profile photo of Reformer81
    Reformer81 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:29 am
    And.... that`s the last anyone ever heard from that kid. Didn`t you know that you can`t question The American Fuhrer without dire consequences?
  14. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:36 am
    thats not a kid, more like a teenager... a teenager with too many pennies
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:41 am
    you can`t destroy money.
    although... less money would make its value go up.

    destroy money!

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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:48 am
    such a lot of effort of stacking pennies for a 90 second clip haha
  17. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:09 am
    It would be something if he cut a billion dollars. Or if he didn`t spend 1 trillion dollars in first 10 days of office.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:18 am
    Kid did a good job putting it into perspective.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:20 am
    he actually made it more confusing to me. i understood the big numbers, that made sense to me.
  20. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

    What about that penny on the floor? Who gets that one? I`ll take it.. <.<
  21. Profile photo of MadhatterVTR
    MadhatterVTR Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:47 am
    haha... who the hell has that many pennies just lying around?
  22. Profile photo of dang007
    dang007 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 11:51 am
    >the guy is true...but its still $100 Million Dollars.

    Do any of you have even $1 Million?<


    No but I have 30 cents and thats about my share.

  23. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    brilliant.
    absolutley brilliant.
  24. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    all the money on the right of the blue line is money spent that the us borrows? did i hear that right? does nobody pay taxes and just mooch from the gov?
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    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Do you think anyone will do a video on the Bush administration`s budget? Going from a surplus balance to a ruined economy, two wars, deregulation that led to a financial collapse and bad bank bailout. I`d really like to see and honest representation rather than some neo-con spin to diminish Obama`s efforts.

    BTW, as Obama mentioned this 100 million reduction is the first of many to come (but this kid didn`t mention that).

  26. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Isn`t destroying money a federal crime?
  27. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    v that`s exactly what I was thinking!!!!
  28. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    iluvpink13 >> Yes, yes and no. The taxes and everything else tax-like (I have no idea what kind of taxes they pay in the US, other than income-tax) pay for everything left of the blue line. Since Bush buttf*cuked the economy, what`s to the right of the blue line represents all the money the US has to borrow, those expenditures that the taxes can`t cover.
  29. Profile photo of sugaman2k3
    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    kaizen_man68, dude watch
    This
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

    it was on this site a week or so ago. Now place this presidents spending into perspective of some of our nations past expenditures and you see that quibbling over bushes war is silly. come on man don`t be blind, use that noggin! this recession was a concerted effort by ALL the politicians and decision makers of this country, their lack of oversight put us in this mess, not just bush.

    and he is gonna cut like this more? what 10 times 20? in the next 4 years? wow! gonna save us an extra 4 pennies; pathetic!

    This video = awesome ftwthis

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    mike3027 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    If he was a real patriot he would mail all that to DC to help with the problem he`s representing.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    "Isn`t destroying money a federal crime?"

    Not if it`s being used for an educational purpose, as it is here.

    You can heat up pennies, destroy dollar bills, anything, in the name of education. ^_^

    And I think this video is very educational.

  32. Profile photo of kaizen_man68
    kaizen_man68 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    sugaman2k3,

    I`ve seen all those videos....and no doubt the hole that Obama has to climb out of is daunting to say the least but it`s a whole that both demopublicans and republocrats have created since the military industrial complex ramped up after WWII.
    Suffice it to say it was the Bush admin and the republican controlled congress (since 1994) that have exacerbated the countries problems.
    Remember the TARP bailout was passed in a republican controlled congress and president.

    And yes, before you rant on me I do listen to both left and right sites and TV shows.


    Bush legacy.

    Various

    Dude, you on face book, we

  33. Profile photo of dairy
    dairy Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    mkes things easier to understand. this needs to be circulted further.
  34. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    I`m not sure if it`s because people are changing their views or all of the people against Obama are suddenly becoming louder, but the populous` change in opinion of him in the last couple months has been ASTOUNDING.

    Seriously.

  35. Profile photo of NssMU
    NssMU Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    oh crap, if only Obama`s team had some of that surplus Clinton left behind...
  36. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    that was a well cool way to explain it,
    he had one buttload of pennies though
  37. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Uh... Give the government your pennies. That oughta make things a bit easier.
  38. Profile photo of JWhite
    JWhite Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    All politicians are dirt bags...it doesn`t matter what party they`re in or how much they say they`re going to help you.
  39. Profile photo of Suscitatio
    Suscitatio Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    well.....after Bush screwed up our budget to begin with, Obama is cleaning up his mess. Clinton fixed it and Bush ruined it, and yet another Dem has to come in and fix the mistakes of Rep. It may not be a lot, but Bush really screwed things up. Imagine how many pennies would be on the right side if McCain was elected....abotu twice as many, no doubt. And the only ones being paid on the left side would be his multi-millionaire friends and not the disabled.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    I thought it was literally a kid, like 8 or so. IAB, start calling someone that`s already gone through puberty a "dude" or "chick" so I may understand this video isn`t based on the cluelessness of some small child.
  41. Profile photo of sugaman2k3
    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    kaizen_man68, dude watch
    This>http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm... it was on this site a week or so ago. Now place this presidents spending into perspective of some of our nations past expenditures and you see that quibbling over bushes war is silly. come on man don`t be blind, use that noggin! this recession was a concerted effort by ALL the politicians and decision makers of this country, their lack of oversight put us in this mess, not just bush.

    and he is gonna cut like this more? what 10 times 20? in the next 4 years? wow! gonna save us an extra 4 pennies; pathetic!

    This video = awesome ftw

  42. Profile photo of aduan
    aduan Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    haha i don`t wanna get into my personal opinion of him or the past and what bush shoulda done

    its his first year, he hasn`t been in the political game very long before he was president, and he needs to start somewhere, i really hope he can start to fix us, i knew all the numbers so he didn`t have to explain it to me, but i know a lot of others have faith in him, hopefully they still do

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    xattributex Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    That was intriguing..

    kaizen... do we need a "honest" representation?..is their anybody here that doesnt understand what Bush has done to America? The point the kid is making..is what Obama (our current president...not our past) is doing to fix it...

    Suscitatio... im not a Mccain supporter..but seriously? That was the most uneducated sounding statement ever made on IAB...

    yeah im a douche..whatev

  44. Profile photo of toxic_
    toxic_ Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    That to be honest is pretty awesome. I understand a hell of a lot better now. and btw? EFF bush. Obama FTW, i hope. =/
  45. Profile photo of raydar
    raydar Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    great so do we all get a quarter of a penny now?
  46. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    well, that is a lot of pennies

    did I miss something?

  47. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Nice example, but I wonder if he knows that intentionally defacing currency is a felony.
  48. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    ooh, if every American mailed one penny to the government, that would be rather a lot of pennies, let us do this.
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    Postovoy Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    I love how people can exploit human evolution like that. It`s beautiful. In the millions of years of human evolution, our brains have only needed to comprehend relatively small numbers, so naturally, we cannot comprehend or scale such large numbers. And the best part is, the politicians know that! Have a nice day!
  50. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    woah i didnt know you could cut a penny in half like that..
  51. Profile photo of imhivpositiv
    imhivpositiv Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    AHHHH!!! HE CUT THE PENNY!!! ITS WORTHLESS NOW!!! what a wasteful bastard....
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    @HarryBalszak: Maybe it was out of circulation, or foreign. Or maybe the government doesn`t care about pennies? I dunno, it`d be pretty funny if the FBI showed up at his door because of this. XD

  53. Profile photo of nuxnixy12
    nuxnixy12 Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    "Do you think anyone will do a video on the Bush administration`s budget? Going from a surplus balance to a ruined economy, two wars, deregulation that led to a financial collapse and bad bank bailout. I`d really like to see and honest representation rather than some neo-con spin to diminish Obama`s efforts."

    Kaizen, there is a difference between the budget surplus and the national debt. A balanced budget and the national debt are two different things. Clinton`s surplus was a budget surplus for that year (in 1999 the surplus for that year was 122.7 billion and in 2000 it was $230 billion). This means that Clinton did not spend more than the government took in with taxes, etc. It does not mean that we didn`t have a nation debt. Also, the way that you rant about neo-con spins and how you listen to the left and the right really makes you seem like a hypocrite. O, and the congress during Clinton`s years in office was mainly republican. And the congress holds the strings to the

  54. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    "ooh, if every American mailed one penny to the government, that would be rather a lot of pennies, let us do this."

    population of USA 300 million. ok so 300 million pennies. that would be 3$ million.

  55. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    that was cool...
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    A quarter of a penny saved is a quarter of a penny earned. That guy should have a giant penny poker tournament that would be as though he were Obama and he was gambling the entire budget on a Saturday night. Without pliers.
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    imatwirp Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    Another way you can think of this was to find any major city.

    I live in Dallas Tx, which has a population of over 6 million.

    Ill say 5 million just to round it down.

    So if he were going to cut spending 100 million on his 4 year term that would be like each person in dallas getting a 20 bill back from taxes. or 5 dollars a year for four years.

    But if you calculate this for the entire country which population is a little over 300 million. That is like giving each person 1/12th of a penny back over a period of 4 years.

    Gov can keep the damn 100 mill, i dont give a damn.

  58. Profile photo of Wagonlover
    Wagonlover Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    he should have laid them all the pennies instead of stacks of 5
  59. Profile photo of Mah_Boi
    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    3,500,000,000,000
    100,000,000
    Reduces to

    35,000
    1

    The pennies sorta help, but, really, it`s all there in the 1st grade math.

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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 12:05 am
    Obama also happened to acknowledge that already
  61. Profile photo of asjomaha
    asjomaha Female 30-39
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    April 30, 2009 at 1:52 am
    So is he suggesting because it isn`t enough that we shouldn`t try at all?
  62. Profile photo of Happy-dude
    Happy-dude Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2009 at 4:42 am
    Kid Explains Obama`s Budget Cuts With Penises. What I saw was wrong. I was so very wrong.
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    rook187 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2009 at 4:56 am
    Brilliant!
  64. Profile photo of Metcon
    Metcon Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2009 at 6:04 am
    Isn`t that illegal? Breaking up U.S. Currency?
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    morbay32 Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2009 at 6:30 am
    Happy-dude made me lol!
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    no asjomaha hes saying that everything and anything obama does is overhyped and that on fact he has acomplished nothing at all
  67. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    in fact
  68. Profile photo of ruy-guy
    ruy-guy Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    that is not a kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ahkmou Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    cool...i thought its gonna be sum nerdy kid with big spectacles or sumthin... but worth listening to it.... its just that, im not in US... im in canada, so yea.
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    xlollerskate Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    Wow...
    Congratulations Obama.
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    troytrooper Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    If where in such an incredible debt with all of the other nations of the world then how is all of that money not considered "borrowed"?
  72. Profile photo of Sinn
    Sinn Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2009 at 2:44 am
    that was surprisingly informative ^_^
  73. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2009 at 3:43 am
    "It`s a conspiracy!"

    Political discussion aside, he was actually very clever in the presentation.

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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2009 at 11:26 am
    It makes me sad that this needs to be explained to people.
  75. Profile photo of nunujean
    nunujean Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    That doesn`t seem like a lot at all, and where did he get all of those pennies!
  76. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    All budget decisions should be explained using this system from now onwards.
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    Freemind2po Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    It reminds me of that page that shows the scale of one trillion dollars, I thought that it was nuts.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2009 at 1:29 am
    If we do nothing about the economy, we`re screwed. So let`s do something right? Sounds good, now let`s just check with top economists all around the globe....oh wait, even top economists don`t know what to do? They only have speculation and disagree between themselves?

    Well, it`s a good thing that there are so many people out there that took Econ 201 way back in college, or listened to a political debate on it, and decided to spew out random "facts" about why we should spend tons of money or why we shouldn`t.

  79. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 5, 2009 at 5:34 am
    For the win.
  80. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2009 at 10:18 am
    Better then nothing.
  81. Profile photo of glowing_toe
    glowing_toe Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    ruining money is illegal isnt it? ._.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Yup, and people are still bitching about it.

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