Flashback video: The Deficit Trials, 2017
posted at 12:53 pm on April 5, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Hot Air reader Diane R sends us this blast from the past — from 1986, in fact. WR Grace exec J. Peter Grace paid director Ridley Scott $300,000 to produce this 60-second commercial scolding America for its deficit spending during the Reagan administration:
The best way to describe this is, well, quaint. A $2 trillion national debt? Horrors! In actuality, using the Barack Obama budget plan, we’ll be looking at a national debt ten times larger than that by 2017. Do you think Ridley Scott will want to update this commercial with Obama in the dock instead? Naaaaaaaaaah.
Addendum: WR Grace is, at the moment, defending itself in court against allegations of conspiracy to cover up the dangers of asbestos exposure in its Montana mining operations.