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What If The US Paid Off Its Debt?

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The Infographics Show (1 месяц назад)
Is debt logic hard to understand? There's a lot of good comments on what debt is. Do you think you are good at balancing your finances?
Darren Da Best (2 дня назад)
I don't know I'm only 11.
That Guy (2 дня назад)
Why do you insinuate that the majority of the national debt is from military spending when military is less the a quarter of the total federal budget and Mandatory spending (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) is over half the total federal budget. Seems a bit misleading.
Doc Rx (5 дней назад)
Fix your microphone
That One guy (6 дней назад)
Can you not shout into the mic constantly? thx in advance
YouKnowDrako ! (7 дней назад)
Most of your fans are like ten years old I’m not surprised they likely would not understand
Pa Pa (9 часов назад)
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ryan Bradley (11 часов назад)
Close Tax Loopholes and Remove all cuts to wealthy just before Reagan Administration and invest in infrastructure
William Chao (14 часов назад)
Easy. Start Opium War III.
coral vaughn (15 часов назад)
Pretty fulfilled has my $35,000 debt was cleared up by securemoneytopup@mail,com
Nii can (15 часов назад)
Am i the only one who asking "if US bankrup, did PC price will be normal again or more insane?"
David Eilering (17 часов назад)
The term "debt" is misused in this video. Debt is an accounting term and it is not the same as a household debt or a business debt where money is actually borrowed. The Federal government creates dollars and spends them and each year takes back a part of that spending in taxes. What remains is what each of us have in our checking, savings, investment and retirement accounts. Government "debt" is the private sectors savings. If you had a printing press and could print your own money to pay your expenses, would you go to the bank and borrow money? Why would the federal government? The "debt crisis" in an invention of libertarians, specifically the Peterson Group. The US can never go broke.
Alex conilias (20 часов назад)
Tha audio had me thinking i had busted my headphones
Reaaaaaggannnn.
Drealmers S (1 день назад)
Rich will get richer and the poor will be more poorer End of the story
Patrick Seekins (1 день назад)
So fake to show Trump for politicians over spending when Obama raised debt more than all prior history!
Fall Dog (1 день назад)
Boo... This is just ridiculous lefty propaganda. Describes entitlement programs as "essential" and implies that the debt is all the fault of military spending.
Tripwire Gamer (1 день назад)
Check your thumbnails, this one had two Hawaiis
Daddy Primal (1 день назад)
Drinking game whenever you see the word or when he says debt......
Eric Belinc (1 день назад)
So basically if I invest my money into the us government. There is a chance I will not get my money back. Or they will pay me in hookers and blow. Hmmm seems legit I guess.
rushc5 (1 день назад)
One of my biggest pet peeves, when someone is running for office in terms of presidency, is when they talk about paying off the debt and people ACTUALLY THINK they'll pay off (or put a dent) in the debt. It's never going to get paid off and anyone who uses that as their reasoning for voting for someone is an idiot.
lesa carpenter (2 дня назад)
Two Hawaii's on thumbnail
Mark Chalem (2 дня назад)
Sources on the United States declaring bankruptcy?
Chucky H (2 дня назад)
This guy is clearly a liberal
John Pinestead (2 дня назад)
1st the illegals would have to stop collecting welfare and many Americans would have to get a job.
Pryconix Dk (2 дня назад)
Your mic sounds a little weird 🤔
LJC (2 дня назад)
This is why government is inefficient and should be dissolved.
David Krutov (2 дня назад)
Europe owes America a lot of money, let’s transfer that debt to China. We have gold reserves out west, let’s use them Most government services would be better run privately, privatize them
Penguin *04 (2 дня назад)
In soviet Russia, the debt pays you
C J Love (3 дня назад)
Well Organized War on terror? Is that sarcasm?
TheNoobq019 someone (3 дня назад)
Why aren't you president, you'd probably pay off the debt correctly with a system that other presidents could also follow, since it will definitely take a long time to pay off the debt.
Cole W (3 дня назад)
Audio clips throughout the entire video
NarwhalsIncorporated (3 дня назад)
6:27 *Plato's Republic Intensifies*
Timothy Dillon (3 дня назад)
The joke is that society accepts this as "responsibility" and they think it's heroic to kill strangers and cowardly to not enjoy hurting other people. They claim to be free and reject the notion that they're slaves. They claim to be unique individuals but bully others for being different. We've all gotta live here together, but everyone insists that abuse is better than love. We claim to be intelligent and point toward technology as proof but how many of us are actually trying to advance our species?
Rhythm Bot (3 дня назад)
Jesus Christ, the mic clipping is real.
Geo (3 дня назад)
Infographics Show’s statement 1:28 in that America has been at war a total of 225 yrs and at peace only 21 yrs since 1776 is absolutely ludicrous and we shouldn’t take anything else they say seriously. Since the end of the revolutionary war in 1783, not 1776, we have been in 11 wars which when added together total 54 yrs. A long way from 225 yrs!
Dr3mEr (4 дня назад)
I mean... Italy has ~3 trillion dollars of debit so is not just the 7% of the GDP but is the ~130%
axb ? (4 дня назад)
God your microphone is garbage in this video
Ryan Sperry (4 дня назад)
We'll never pay it off at this point. We'll just let the kids and grand-kids pay that interest back to the centralized banks and borrow more.
William Preston (4 дня назад)
Sttttooooooopppppp with the stupid add man
XxTheNoob xX (5 дней назад)
What about American Indians debt?
XxTheNoob xX (3 дня назад)
GeneralEsper the native Americans
GeneralEsper (4 дня назад)
Do you mean Native Americans or people whom originate from India?
ADHD Alex (4 дня назад)
actually we owe them 10 billion dollars.... we took some of their land and promised to pay them back.... we uh... havent been able to do that yet, whoops
Method9 (5 дней назад)
Stop creating your own currency as debt at interest to private banks with deceitful names.
Ed Lam (5 дней назад)
Not bad. Ignores what would happen to the international banking lending rate if the US has zero debt. The effect on the global economy, and therefore, the US economy may not necessarily be good.
Alain Michel (5 дней назад)
I'd like to see a graph of the evolution of the US debt in parallel with the presidential mandates. I bet anything that you would see a acceleration when a republican is in charge and a deceleration when it is a democrate!
Mika Helton (4 дня назад)
That is true because of the republican tendency to favor militarism
gumbie05 (6 дней назад)
Sad to see that this video just contributed more to the ignorance of the average American of Why, Who, What, When, Where and How "Money" and Debt works. For those who want to take the Red Pill and Wake Up, I suggest you read a copy of "The Creature From Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin!
Andrew Small (6 дней назад)
Plain and simple, if you erase war then humanity fails.
Michael Hemsley (6 дней назад)
The Keynesian perspective that spending more money than we have is so harmful for our economy. The only way this debt will ever get paid off is if we raised taxes or upped inflation, both of which would be harmful to the savings of the lower and middle class. Deficit spending increases interest rates and hurts investment in the private sector. Inflation also steals value from people holding dollars to pay for this expenditure, while also artificially lowing interest rates and tricking entrepreneurs into making shitty investments that will not be met with consumer demand due to lack of savings. Its also really sad that if we were to finally pay off our debt the first thing a big government Keynesian would think is to have more deficit spending.
ZestyNaHalff (6 дней назад)
Was anyone else watching the eraser erase the big debt thing until the screen changed??
OhhhJimmyboy (6 дней назад)
Reminds me of Joe Pesci in Casino. He had a fool proof plan. When he won he collected and when he lost he told the bookies to go Fuk them selves ..what were they gonna do? Muscle Nikki? Nikki was the muscle.... That’s how the US is. Borrows and then says Fuk you what u gonna do about it? We are the worlds muscle
Kavik 28 (7 дней назад)
You interchange the words deficit and debt as if they are the same...they are not. learn which word to use before you do a video...
Alex You (7 дней назад)
Other country bought american debt to measure their own currency, american need debt to strengthen the dominance of dollar.
The Hylander (7 дней назад)
You're forgetting Medicare and Medicaid and social security. Ben Shapiro would rip you a new one.
George Streicher (8 дней назад)
How can you have a video on debt and not mention the Federal Reserve, an international banking consortium that controls the issuance  of our money? What a piece of happy propaganda this video is. Every dollar is issued into circulation  with a debt that must be paid by the taxpayer. Problem is the money to pay off the debt is never issued, hence am unworkable system that makes continuous debt slaves of the public. The debt could be paid off rather quickly if the Treasury takes over the function of the misnamed Federal Reserve. Will you be making a video to correct the errors in this video? Probably not because that would make the powers that be very unhappy. The American people are waking up. It's time to abolish the Fed.
Jonathan Ostrander (8 дней назад)
Jesus, fix your microphone(s) they pop like crazy
Nick Holmes (9 дней назад)
Abolish the Federal Reserve. Throw away the credit card. Stop imports. US made only. We are the high school kid that his parents bought us a new car and in a few years we are homeless because we never learned how to manage our money. The federal government shouldn't have any money anyways. The power should have gone to the States and to the people. Now we are getting back to the point where taxes will be getting higher and higher but this time there is no ocean to cross and form a new country. Abolish the Federal Reserve. Throw away the credit cards. Stop imports. US made only.
Duran Predur (9 дней назад)
Deficit/debt confusion, false assumption that printing money always bring excessive inflation...
Tyra Ellen (10 дней назад)
Ummm What about the debt from slavery 🤨
Jack Vanderpool (10 дней назад)
Nice picture of trump in the spending spree shot. When Obama dropped a TEN TRILLION DOLLAR BOMB ON US WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT
FunnyVids? Nah (10 дней назад)
Short answer: Nothing will happen
Andrew Jehan (11 дней назад)
The graphics and script are great. But the reading of the script by the narrator is one of the worst I have ever heard. It's almost unbearable to listen to.
Jair Moreno (11 дней назад)
Nuke everyone boom no debt💯✨
Suicidal kid killer (11 дней назад)
who tf we finna pay our debt to, thanos.
Eric Claeyborn (11 дней назад)
If the U.S. paid off its debt, another Democrat president will come by and double the debt again.
Kingy King (12 дней назад)
2:20 'In January 1835...' *depicts mount rushmore and the statue of liberty*
Aura Grind25 (12 дней назад)
The Earth gave me a small loan of $21 trillion
Fresh Cut Watermelon (12 дней назад)
cool
T Timeler (12 дней назад)
can you fix your mic settings? You're constantly clipping.
Big Nick (12 дней назад)
I mean Obama also added 10trillion dollars of debt
Nathan Barraza (13 дней назад)
The illuminati is paving the way for the new world order . The more we spend the more we bend Can you hear him he's calling for us . He's coming. September 23 ,2023 Lion to big for it's cage.
Jesus Christ (13 дней назад)
Great audio btw!
Chicken Livers (13 дней назад)
So much for unbiased educational YouTube videos.😪😪😪
FlyingT (13 дней назад)
Thanks Obama
Chris Sanders (14 дней назад)
Obama doubled our debt. And what is there to show for it? Trump is an economic wizard and will save America. Everything he's gone through has been preparing him for this challenge. He's done a lot more than kiss babies and make bad promises like other presidents.
zzz (14 дней назад)
LOL, 94% war and just 6% peace. Yet, they dare to dictate the whole world to follow their peaceful freedom and democratic way.
Hi There (14 дней назад)
Triffen's Dilemma (see wiki) is a better explanation. Technically, the Federal Reserve is where money comes from. The government can't print it, it borrows it (read Federal Reserve Act). On the other hand, the Federal Reserve turns over interest, less operating expenses to the Treasury. Additionally: gold standard, wars 1&2, more gold, Bretton Woods, Keynes & the Bancor, Dollar Hegemony (Reserve Currency), form IMF & World Bank (financial globalization), Trade deficits beginning late 1950s, Triffen discover's the dilemma, Nixon Shock, Stagflation, bubble economy (credit cycle), stealth socialism, lost productivity, bailouts, and interest grows exponentially (fear the math).
Lamb Chop (14 дней назад)
lol... Whatever.
LODZ61261 (15 дней назад)
You couldn't pay the debt off you've tried Cut spending on social programs in the working class were only lead to an insurrection that's not good
ebe 1 (15 дней назад)
Fix your mic
Carter Briggs (15 дней назад)
Long story short America sucks
James Hobson (15 дней назад)
Big 3: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. Video didn't even mention the overwhelming majority of the reasons we're in debt. Maybe less graphics and more facts.
American guy (15 дней назад)
This is all the slow economies fault on why there is a debt issue and the stupid geese’s fault.
AlphaClam (16 дней назад)
Totally wrong. Entitlement programs make up over 60% of the federal budget. Military spending is only ~15%. What a garbage, biased video.
Jack Blum (16 дней назад)
we wouldn't have fiat money
Johnny Crack (16 дней назад)
Let's be real, Medicare and social security take up over half the budget. That's over 750 billion dollars each year. If we want to fix our debt problem I think I know a good place to start...
Stinkfist762 (16 дней назад)
This video sounds like a College student's Liberal Arts project. We're not in debt because of Government handouts (The highest in the WORLD) We're not in debt because of our incarceration rate (The highest in the WORLD) We're not in debt because our citizen idolize rappers and Hollywood and we rank LOWER than some 2nd and even 3rd world countries in Education. No No No....It's because of our pesky Military...
Stinkfist762 (16 дней назад)
And now i understand why this video has such a high dislike ratio.
juice8225 (17 дней назад)
Good points, but the conclusion is not entirely true
Bill Smith (17 дней назад)
The 1.9 trillion it's only 10% of 20 trillion where did the other 18 trillion go?
Bill Smith (17 дней назад)
Over 80% of all u.s. debt is due to welfare and other government agencies not military
arno nabuurs (17 дней назад)
Do you guys understand that printing money,is also lending? If the governments prints money, they have to sell bonds in return. Thats the only way the GOVERNMENT can "print" money. If other countries/people stop buying those bonds because they have no trust future taxation will be enough to pay it back, it will default on its debt.
Ulla-Tage Sandström (18 дней назад)
Sadly many bad things would happen if US even tries to pay back a huge % of its debt. The reason is that 1 currency is valued after how available that currency is.,more debt = more available. Meaning if 1 country should try to seriously reduce its debt the consequences would be on a global scale. And if a large country like the US would try,,many countries that has taken loans in dollars would be affected. Not only the US. As well as exports and imports of both the US and the world. Basically what would happen is a world crash ...
Alex Quist (18 дней назад)
Let the people pay a % of what thy earn.. so a really rich person pays more than a average person
Anthony Barrios (18 дней назад)
Hey Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, we need you
Camden Murphy (18 дней назад)
"Orange man bad! Orange man racist" -media
Mikul Gamour (18 дней назад)
This video is just awful. The graphics are clearly trying to bo Kurzgesagt, the audio is constantly clipping, and the video doesn't even start until like 7 minutes in. Also it's physically impossible to pay off our debt. With literally ALL of the money in the world, it still wouldn't be enough in the slightest. For the time being, we are slaves to the banking system. Also Also the actual topic of the video spans about 10 seconds. The rest of it is either advertising or back story (7 minutes of it). To the people who have watched the video, you just wasted your time.
Jerry McFlurry (19 дней назад)
Do we pay our debt
kuwinsitall (19 дней назад)
Obama didn't blow up the debt you morons. that was Bush's wars finally being added to the credit card
Aquarius (19 дней назад)
Lol at all the trumptards in the comments who clearly don’t know how the economy works
A.C.I (19 дней назад)
what about healthcare, that made obama add 6 trillion to our debt making it the biggest factor
panti3pending (19 дней назад)
Expedenture you say?
Zach Johnson (20 дней назад)
Room for more debt
ART DECO (20 дней назад)
94%,of times in WAR ,US./and 26% of it's time in PEACE !
LFC Dzenga (20 дней назад)
When you rule the world you dont have debt. The only time it’ll have to pay the debt is the day that they dont run the world anymore and thats why they spend on CIA, Military and bases all over the world.
Lola Molina (20 дней назад)
“Cheeto man bad. Must destroy “
Lola Molina (20 дней назад)
Wowza. Obama wasn’t perfect. Neither was anyone before. Neither is trump. We get it. You hate him. Also before you imply that he messed up the economy why don’t you show some actual facts of how he did and if others did before.

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