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Strategy Memo: Democrats Flushing Our Future

Strategy Memo: Democrats Flushing Our Future

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Published by: College Republican National Committee on Feb 09, 2011
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Strategy Memo
The Voice of Young Conservatives
From: Zach Howell--National ChairmanSubject: Flushing Our FutureOver the past year, the focal point of messaging for the College Republican NationalCommittee has been our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” debt awareness initiative. As our  primary issue advocacy platform, we have educated our membership and the general population about the real world consequences that the national debt will have on mygeneration. We are adding a new component to this initiative called “Flushing our Future”Over the next month, we will be driving home the frightening fact that our governmentwill be paying more than $5.5 trillion in interest on the national debt over the nextdecade. Using the “Flushing our Future” theme, we will focus on
contextualizing theinterest owed
on the debt, and pointing out that this money will serve no creative purpose. We are effectively
flushing tax dollars down the toilet.
The left constantly attacks those who wish to take the necessary actions to pay down our debt and restore fiscal sanity in our country. They accuse Republicans of lackingcompassion for students, the needy and families. We will be pointing out that the leastcompassionate thing the government can do is to continue these irresponsible,unsustainable fiscal policies.So, exactly how much is $5.5 trillion? Just how much is our government flushing downthe drain?To put it in perspective, with $5.5 trillion you could:Pay the annual tuition cost for 157.2 million Harvard attendeesPay the annual tuition cost for 783.5 million attendees at a 4 year public universityAward 1.5 billion Pell Grants to needy studentsPay the annual, average cost of textbooks for 6.1 billion studentsBuy nearly 25 million homes at median priceCover the median annual income for a family of four for 124 million familiesBuy 194 million new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited automobiles pay for Weddings for 229 million couplesBuy 5 billion Samsung 50' Plasma Televisions

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