Modern Slavery?

This is a very hard-hitting cartoon, by Michael Ramirez. Some will think it over the top, or extreme. Is being born an American in the 21st century really equivalent to being a slave? One recoils from the thought. Yet a child born today is the inheritor of a national debt that stands at $15 trillion, and counting. If Barack Obama gets his way, the debt will explode over the next decade. Our children and grandchildren will spend years of their lives, assuming that they are taxpayers, working off the principal and interest of the debts we have run up. Perhaps indentured servitude is a more accurate characterization than slavery. Still, the image is a powerful one:


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