There are tactics to spread the word faster but I'd like to get a few more people in the "cause" before I use them. Please remind your friends to get onboard!
There won't be change until the public truly gets how bad US finances are. Most people who aren't politics-junkies yawn when they hear "$trillions in debt", thinking "big number, but its a big country" since they have no perspective on how bad it is. We need to rephrase the issue to: more than $1 million/household are needed to pay federal IOUs!, even its "official debt" of $14.2 trillion is $123,754 per household! [more by now]. Our side takes it too much for granted that people "get it" that most fail to keep repeating that simple message until even non news junkies have a gut feel that things are bad. Your friends may "get it", but you need to recruit them to tell their friends who may not.
There is a reason commercials and print ads are repeated: it works. Your friend may happen to be too busy to respond the first time you invite them. So please repeat your invitations and post reminder messages. Please consider doing just a little bit each day to help save this country! Post on blogs, news media comment sites, the Facebook pages you are a fan of, call into talk radio and tell them to find the cause at http://StopNationalDebt.com
The cause site lets you send a new invitation to your friends every couple of weeks so if its been a while please try again. It also lets you post reminders as well since many people read their wall more than their cause notifications. If you've finished inviting your friends, or don't wish to invite all your friends, I've noticed the Causes site doesn't give you a way to get to the reminder page. However you can get there directly with this link you can bookmark: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/activity/invited?cause_id=606425
Be sure to include a personal message with your invites&reminders, you can simply cut and paste something in. Here is one possibility: "Non news-junkies don't understand how bad US debt&unfunded liabilities for social security, medicare, etc. are. The only way to reach them is virally which Facebook causes help by letting you invite friends. > $116 trillion in federal IOUs! Even just debt is $123,754/household! $/household are easier for most to relate to than $trillions. If you don't spread the word, who will? Wake the public&Congress will act"
If you discover something that works better, please post it on the cause site.
thanks for your help trying to wake the country up!
PS. If you wish to post something on a blog or on a Facebook wall, here are the key points I and others have been using that you can edit to your liking and repost:
There won't be change until the public truly gets how bad things are. The public yawns when it hears $trillions thinking "big number, but its a big country". since they have no perspective. We need to rephrase the issue:
The federal government will need >$1 million per household to pay its IOUs!
> $116 trillion ="official" debt plus money short for future social security, medicare, etc
Even its "official debt" of $14.2 trillion is $123,754 per household!
Details at http://StopNationalDebt.com with links to contact congress & complain.
"POLL REVEALS: Americans Are Still In Deep Denial About The Deficit" http://read.bi/h6QDGR If they realized how bad it is politicians would need to act.
So be among the first to join the new Facebook cause "Stop National Debt" : http://www.causes.com/causes/606425-stop-national-debt
since if you don't spread the word, who will?
We need to spread the word virally to educate non news-junkies.