Saturday, February 27, 2010

Some Hawkeye's are Going to Need Deprogramming

One of the most visible nationwide organizations that disseminates what I believe to be false information and perspective concerning the fiscal operations of the US Treasury is The Concord Coalition. They have been around since the early 1990's and advocate for "generationally responsible fiscal policy". Their ideas probably inspire the 'leaving our debt to our grandchildren' crowd. This is a picture of their logo:

This looks like a picture of a noble Revolutionary era soldier or Minuteman gripping the barrel of a musket and standing in defense over a small child that is looking up to him; congruent with their inter-generational "fiscal responsibility" dogma.
They seem to be well funded and organized. Their website identifies many of their activities that take place across the nation. This one caught my attention:

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Attendance for this event is by invitation only. (OF COURSE!)

Summary: Midwest Regional Director to provide chart talk and possibly updated 30-minute "I.O.U.S.A." video (OH BOY!) to 700+ undergraduates taking a macroeconomics course at the University of Iowa. This lecture also sets the students to participate in the P&P interactive exercise the following week during 30+ lab sessions.

I fear for the futures of the 700+ students if they buy into the propaganda that will be presented in this movie and seminar. This is one class I would recommend that they skip if they can!


MortgageAngel said...

"possibly" lmao

What marketing moron aced that description?

ahhh my sides ache now :p

Matt Franko said...

Yeah! "The suspense is killing me!"

they are probably going to now reveal that we are leaving Treasury Securities to our GREATgrandchildren!