United States Debt Analysis

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The United States has accumulated trillions of dollars worth of debt, yet they very rarely try to do anything about this issue. Instead of cutting spending where possible they ignore the budget, and continue to spend money, driving the country into even more debt, which causes an array of problems, not only for the United States, but for countries around the world. According to CBS News, “the National Debt...increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency”(Knoller, par. 1). This could partly be due to Obamacare which is Obama’s take on universal health care that cost the United States a trillion dollars. Many economists suggest the “possibility that the…show more content…
However, even then the United States was in billions of dollars of debt. In order to make up for this debt they decided to print more money. This caused inflation which is “the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services rise, consequently, causing the purchasing power of currency to fall. Banks attempt to limit inflation, and avoid deflation, in order to keep the economy running smoothly”(“Inflation” par. 1). The debt crisis is a huge issue not only in the United States, but around the world. The reason the United States debt affects other countries is because debt is borrowed money. If the United States continues to borrow money from other countries without paying it back they could stop lending money to the United States. This could result in less trade with the United States, affecting the global economy. This would not only affect the United States government, but it would also affect the citizens of the United…show more content…
The political cartoon has a very cartoonish feel due to the style, shading, and coloring of the cartoon. It is possible that he drew it that way so that the viewer would not get distracted by the visuals and lose focus of the true meaning of the cartoon. The author of this piece drew Obama as a caricature exaggerating his ears, as most political cartoonist do. This cartoon also implements iconography. The iconographic figure is uncle Sam. Uncle Sam is representative of the United States government, first drawn by James Montgomery Flagg, but later made famous by Thomas Nast. The original purpose of Uncle Sam was to persuade the American people to join the military. He was depicted as a tall and thin white man. However, in the political cartoon he is depicted as short and morbidly obese. Uncle Sam is also standing on a scale while Obama is sitting on a large

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