53 trillion dollars. It almost makes our $9.5 trillion national debt seem small. But $53 trillion is actually the true sum of our current financial obligations and we, the American taxpayers, owe that money -- $175,000 per person. Without reforms, our $53 trillion hole will increase by $2 trillion to $3 trillion a year.
In the past few days, you may have heard or seen former U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker on CNN, Fox, or NPR talking about America's endangered fiscal future and promoting the new film I.O.U.S.A.
Now, we invite you to join Walker, Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson and others on Thursday, August 21 when, immediately following the debut of I.O.U.S.A., theatres around the country will become community town halls to debate America's economic challenges. Technology will allow you to participate in this panel event no matter where you are.
The film and the Omaha-based panel will be shown tomorrow in 400 theatres nationwide -
click here to find a theater near you.
Hacienda Crossings 20 Dublin
Milpitas Great Mall 20 Milpitas
Mountain View Cinemas 16 Mountain View
AMC Eastridge Mall 15 San Jose
San Jose Oakridge 20 San Jose
San Rafael Northgate 15 San Rafael
Walnut Creek 14 Walnut Creek ]
On Friday, I.O.U.S.A. moves to select theatres in 10 cities so be sure to check your listings. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT, 6:00 p.m. MT, and will be shown tape delayed at 7:30 p.m. PT.
We welcome your thoughts and reactions to the film and to this vital cause. Please send email to email@example.com.
The I.O.U.S.A. team