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Future Shock (Part 1) #965878

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The expanding national debt examined; 2010 deficit and national debt cited; graph shown; details given about the implications of borrowing from China. [Former Presidents Lyndon JOHNSON, Ronald REAGAN, Bill CLINTON – speak about the debt.] [Former presidential advisor David GERGEN†- says we’ve been on a binge.] [Center for Economic and Policy Research Dean BAKER†- states if we got rid of the deficit, unemployment would climb.] ["New York Times" David SANGER†- states we’re on a course we cannot stay on but nobody is willing to compromise.] [The Concord Coalition Robert BIXBY†- notes reducing benefits and raising revenues are not politically popular.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow’s segment previewed.

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa

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