Notes of Note from John F. Ince


In 2003, starting with no filmmaking experience, but a clear vision of what he wanted to convey, John Ince produced, wrote, filmed and edited Time-Bomb: America’s Debt Crises, Causes, Consequences and Solutions. That film included interviews with U. S. Senators, billionaire investors, renowned economists and ordinary citizens conveying concern and alarm about staggering budget deficits and fiscal irresponsibility of our leaders.  In essence the film predicted our recent financial crisis and today is even more timely as the magnitude of our borrowing increases.  Time-Bomb has now been shown on national television over half a dozen times.

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TIME-BOMB: America’s Debt Crises, Causes, Consequences and Solutions

TIME-BOMB is a powerful new documentary that puts the spotlight on America’s exploding national debt and the fact that our leaders are risking our economic future through shortsighted fiscal policies. With each passing day that we do nothing to address our twin deficits, we increase the chances that we will soon be facing an economic crisis of major proportions. TIME-BOMB shows why the hard-earned assets of all Americans are at risk and, on a more profound, level shows why Democracy itself is threatened. The movie features interviews with citizens who have had the courage speak out truthfully about these issues including:
* Senator Warren Rudman, Co-author, Graham-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act
* George Soros: Financier, Philanthropist, Author: The Bubble of American Supremacy
* Peter G. Peterson, Chairman, The Blackstone Group, Author: Running on Empty
* Lawrence Kotlikoff: Chairman, The Economics Department, Boston University
* Kenneth Rogoff: Harvard Economics Professor and Ex-Chief of Research, IMF
* Steven Rattner: Principal, The Quadrangle Group, Ex- New York Times Reporter
* Benjamin Friedman: Harvard Economics Professor, Author: Day of Reckoning
* Ben Cohen: Co-founder: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and
* Senator Robert Byrd: Member Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees
and numerous ordinary citizens recorded in spontaneous on the street interviews.

TIME-BOMB is a remarkable film not only because it offers a penetrating analysis of perhaps the most dangerous threat facing America, but also because it does it in a thoroughly engrossing and entertaining manner. TIME-BOMB takes the Michael Moore genre and applies it to the spheres of economics and political science with a delicate blend of humor, musical parody and serious inquiry.

TIME-BOMB exposes George W. Bush’s faith-based, supply side economics for what it is: nothing more than pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking. It shows how George Bush squandered a $5 trillion government surplus and now runs record deficits in one of the greatest miscalculations in human history. While George Bush has framed America’s future in terms of the possible threats of terrorist attacks, he has virtually ignored the mounting threat of our looming fiscal crisis. Here a distinguished array of economic experts, activists, statesmen and business executives show why that threat is more real to our nation than most of us would have dared imagine.

America ignores the message of TIME-BOMB at its peril. Unless we address our “twin deficits” soon, the American economy will be falling like the towers of the World Trade Center, and no one will be remember why the war on terrorism seemed so important. After seeing this movie, you suddenly realize that there is no escaping the fact that America is moving ahead full-throttle towards an economic crisis of major proportions. And somehow we seem blissfully unaware that anything of this nature awaits us.

George Soros, Senator Warren Rudman, Peter G. Peterson, Harvard Economics Professors, and others.

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Format: DVD-R

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