Every once in a while, I get a few days to put together a video for myself. This was one of those times. I created all the illustrations from scratch (including the drawings of Uncle Sam and the American Worker), with the exception of the globe, for which I obviously used reference material. For the taxes vs. spending graph, I pulled data from http://whitehouse.gov, loaded it into an Open Office spreadsheet, created charts and then layered them and dressed them up in Photoshop.
Like many Americans, I’ve been following the economic news with concern, and more than a little uncertainty. Exactly what’s the problem? So, I set out to learn as much as I could, and then boil it down to an easy-to-understand presentation.
Here is the result. Enjoy! And remember … It always sounds crazy until it comes true!