The Freedom Enterprise Alliance is highlighting the federal government’s reckless spending in a new video that spoofs the famous Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes commercials. In the video, titled “You may already be a loser!” a typical all-American couple is surprised by a host, camera crew and large check written for the amount they owe the United States government.
The fictitious “Anderson” family is shocked to learn that the check, written for $710,732 made out to the International Revenue Service, is what they “will pay the government throughout [their] entire lives.” The video is found on halttheassault.com which seeks to take action against “big labor and federal bureaucrats against small business, jobs and our economy.”
Once the couple learns that the check is what they owe the government and not a large sum of money they are receiving, the host explains, “You’re both in the prime of your lives which means you’re almost half way towards covering what you owe in this bill!”
With a look of horror upon her face, Mrs. Anderson promptly informs her husband and the crew on her lawn, “I don’t think we have enough money in the account for that.”
The Anderson’s son then points out an even larger check being unloaded from the truck, written for $2,243,400, that he soon learns is his portion of the national debt. The text below the video explains that the numbers used in the video are estimates from Forbes.com.
The comical video is a hard-hitting visual reminder of what taxpayers are burdened with if the federal government continues to grow our national debt.