The Price Is Wrong At University of Wisconsin-Madison

One thing we learned about Madison residents is that they know their pop culture. Who Justin Bieber is dating and the characters of Jersey Shore are common knowledge to the young crowd we approached on Library Mall in downtown Madison. While many people were able to name off these celebrities with ease, they weren’t so quick to answer questions like, “When was the Federal Reserve founded?”, “What is the national debt?”, and “What is the national budget deficit?”

The responses we got were often way off target, but the game show theme gave us a chance to share the message of liberty and fiscal responsibility in an interactive way. We engaged dozens of students and even some tour groups of potential incoming freshman. All in all we opened a lot of eyes to the growing problem that is our debt and the big government policies that cause it.

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