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The Powerline Prize

Monday, May 9, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My friends at Powerline have established a $100,000 prize for “whoever can most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis.” A big prize for a big solution to a big problem.

The prize is aimed at the “critical one-third [of Americans], many of them young, who for whatever reason do not yet understand the threat that federal spending and debt pose to them and to the country.”

John Hinderaker’s “one third of a french fry in a Big Mac meal” proved very helpful when the budget deal was being debated, but this contest is driven by the need to break through the voters’ understandable confusion about order of magnitude when it comes to a fiscal crisis that is staggering.

Spread the word and especially among the young wizards of social media. This is a chance to have a huge impact while also storing up a cash reserve against the unfolding of Obamanomics.

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