Help me debunk Auntie (Bill Whittle) - warning, highly politicized fiscal data
My sweet, generous, well-meaning aunt forwarded me this
video from Bill Whittle. A fair warning: the framing for this information is highly skewed to a conservative vantage point.
I've taken this opportunity to see if rational, detail oriented dialogue can exist between people with very different points of view. I'm not optimistic of being successful, but I think a lot may be learned from the effort.
What I'd like for help is (1) a point by point debunking of the data where it's applicable and (2) a nuanced big-picture reframing of this that I hope will be convincing to her.
I have a background in economics and have already created a decent amount of contextual data that shows Bill's points to either be misleading or entirely incorrect. However, there's a lot here in a short 4 min and I'm not nearly as wonky as some of the people I've seen on here.
Another thing is that I was surprised (if Bill's #'s are anywhere near accurate), that this much wealth could be fit into the equivalent of one annual federal budget.
This is a pretty big topic, so let me know if I can clarify anything.
Thanks for your help!