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14
Nov

Movie Review – I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

Sometimes the simplest solutions to daunting problems are the easiest to ignore. There’s a small snippet from a Saturday Night Live skit featuring Steve Martin and Amy Poehler as a regular American couple who are having trouble comprehending a new book written by Chris Parnell called, “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford.” The basic message is incredibly self-evident but being a comedy sketch Steve Martin continues to be befuddled, as he agonizingly can’t seem to wrap his brain around such an inherently simple concept. We can laugh and shake our heads but it highlights a greater issue – most people don’t follow this advice including the US Federal government.

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