Story of Broke, The Critique

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HowTheWorldWorks on Nov 10, 2011
This is a Critique of, "The Story of Broke," by Annie Leonard http://youtu.be/G49q6uPcwY8

She claims the United States isn't broke. The truth is if you look at our budget, we have a major problem on our hands.

I previously debunked her video titled, "The Story of Stuff." That four-part series can be seen below along with other links for references.

I debunked, "The Story of Cosmetics," http://youtu.be/RxO3bPNyWzo , demonstrating that Annie is either dishonest, or she is unaware of an FDA study that debunks most of what she claims.

I also debunked, "The Story of Citizens United v. FEC," http://youtu.be/tJEeKez1Jlw explaining what the Supreme Court decided in that case.

(See Critique below)

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5uJgG05xUY

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZzHU3ZfTtY

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgLrZc7cws8

Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XeW5ilk-9Y

I challenge Annie to a debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCaghuN_xY

Glenn Beck Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEkpVXv0SYs

Lou Dobbs Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vTJdpbUYhY

Sources and Credits:

Eat the Rich: http://youtu.be/661pi6K-8WQ

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/192219-cbo-spending-increased-14…

https://reason.com/archives/2011/02/22/losing-the-brains-race

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/chart-of-the-day-federal-ed-spending/

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12734

http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed/10facts/index.html#chart1

http://useconomy.about.com/library/fy2012budget.pdf

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/120xx/doc12039/HistoricalTables%5B1%5D.pdf

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/120xx/doc12039/01-26_fy2011outlook.pdf

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/fy12/pdf/BUDGET-2012-BUD-29.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_United_States_federal_budget