Praise for the theatrical version of I.O.U.S.A.:
"I.O.U.S.A. is a clear, cogent and compelling primer oncontemporary American economics and the not-so-small matter of howwe ended up at the edge of a precipice." -- Toronto Star
"The buck stops here in this sobering but disarmingly irreverentlook at the national debt." -- Hollywood Reporter
I.O.U.S.A. | 3.5 Stars! "...it accomplishes an amazing thing. Itexplains the national debt, the foreign trade deficit, the decreasein personal savings, how the prime interest rate works, and theweakness of our leaders." -- Roger Ebert
"An alternately amusing and alarming primer on America'soff-the-charts fiscal irresponsibility." -- Variety
"Equal parts enlightening and alarming, "I.O.U.S.A." highlightsour unwise preference for short-term reward over long-termplanning." NY Times
"For anyone seeking a clearer understanding of the financialstate of the union -- and strong enough to take the sobering news-- [I.O.U.S.A.] is a good place to start." LA Times
"Some even wonder if it might do for the economy what AlGore’s "An Inconvenient Truth" did for theenvironment..."I.O.U.S.A" is a bold attempt to highlight apotentially huge problem." -- The Economist
From the Back Cover
"Early reviewers have dubbed I.O.U.S.A. An Inconvenient Truth forthe economy."
—The Washington Post
"The next president better take this seriously, or I fear thatwe'll be in a much worse situation than a recession."
—David Walker, former Comptroller General of the UnitedStates
The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeperinto the red, and saddling future generations with themess—but who's paying attention?
To answer that question, the companion book to the criticallyacclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. talks with some of the mostrevered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; formerTreasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin; Pete Peterson,CEO of The Blackstone Group; Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas); andbestselling Empire of Debt author Bill Bonner.
Armed with these interviews, historical references, and damningstatistics, the book takes a lively and entertaining romp throughthe four deficits the nation faces: the budget deficit, thepersonal savings deficit, the trade deficit—and what formerU.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who resigned abruptly in2008 over Congress's lack of action, calls the "leadership deficit"in Washington.
Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined inthese pages are a must-read for any American who wants to helpchange "business-as-usual" in Washington as a new administrationheads towards the Oval Office. "We the People" can get ourpoliticians to stop spending, promote responsible economicprograms, and hand our children and grandchildren the secure futurethey deserve.