Here’s to You, Mr. ‘I Want a Debt Limit Increase Without Any Spending Cuts’ Guy

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 24, 2013 | 12:52 PM EDT

Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, has launched a television ad titled "Addicted," highlighting the irresponsibility of increasing the debt ceiling without meaningful reforms and spending cuts.

The ad appears to be a take-off on a popular series of ads for Bud Light, each of which presented a parody salute honoring one of the "Real Men of Genius."

"Addicted" is being released as a part of Bankrupting America's ongoing "What is Responsible?" campaign, which highlights the urgency of our fiscal situation and calls on Congress to make the responsible decisions necessary to avert a long-term debt crisis.

This topic is extremely relevant right now, considering the comments Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made over the weekend. Pelosi stated that our nation's "cupboard is bare" and that "there's no more cuts to make."

This doesn't coincide with what the American people want as nearly six in 10 of Americans feel that an increase in the debt ceiling should be accompanied by spending cuts, according to a Public Notice poll.

And, just in case you agree with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that there's nothing left to cut from government spending, please ask yourself if taxpayers really did need to spend $384,949 studying things like the plasticity of duck penis length.