Rep. Flake: So Just How Broke Are We?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2011
CONTACT: Genevieve Frye Rozansky

Mesa, Arizona – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today illustrated the size and scope of the growing national debt.

New “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is sporting a completely decked-out trailer for the set of the show. According to People.com, the trailer has seven 60-inch TVs, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and more than 1,000 square feet. And it costs about $2 million to buy.

The U.S. is so broke that based on the $2 million price tag of Kutcher’s super-deluxe trailer, our national debt of $14.4 trillion could buy a trailer with 43.2 million 60-inch TVs, 14.4 million bathrooms, 7.2 million kitchens, and 7.2 billion square feet – roughly the size of approximately 125,000 football fields, or about 258 miles wide.

“If we don’t start eliminating our national debt, it’ll be ‘That 70s Show’ all over again when it comes to the economy,” said Flake.

Along with Senators McCain and Rubio, Congressman Flake introduced H.R. 634, the Debt Buy-Down Act, which allows taxpayers to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax liability to reduce the national debt. The bill then requires Congress to reduce federal spending by that amount. More information on the Debt Buy-Down Act can be found here.

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Comments

  1. Jeff, IT ALREADY IS THAT 70s SHOW.

    You’re several years too late.

  2. What a copy cat, does this jerk believe we have not heard of the Connie Mack bill yet? That man is such a wuss there are no words of disgust I can use on here that I may get through the censors. Please, Please I hope these new guys in the race can get the bux this man is going to have coming in from the McCain donor list.

  3. Clark_Kent says

    We are broke. Haven’t you guys watched Ron Paul speak on capitol hill, or watch Ron Paul investigate the Federal Reserve board chairmen Ben Bernanke? DUH Ron Paul has been talking about this stuff for years.

  4. When you’re opting to work less hours than you can, and you have the lowest credit card rate ever, are you really broke, or maybe you should, I dunno, take out a business loan and invest it and maybe work a few more hours?

    Americans may be broke, but their government has been slacking off on the revenue end. The fat cats that benefit the most from government policies should start paying a fair share.

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