I.O.U.S.A.

Movie information

Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for some thematic elements.
Released on:
August 22, 2008 (limited)

Production Companies:
O'Malley Creadon Productions
Distributors:
Roadside Attractions

Status: Released

Director: Patrick Creadon

Screenwriter: Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley, Addison Wiggin

Genre: Documentary
About the film:
I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. As the Baby Boomer generation prepares to retire, will there even be any Social Security benefits left to collect? Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions. Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens. With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. The ultimate power of I.O.U.S.A. is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations.
Rated PG for some thematic elements.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $61,313 (18 theaters) | Domestic Total: $821,046
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Veanna – MZkAsvus
January 10, 2012 - 07:07
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I atcaully found this more entertaining than James Joyce.