We open on a starscape. We are in outer space. Far off on the distance, a tiny dot appears. We see it growing closer.
MVO: America’s national debt has reached 14.5 trillion dollars. That’s 46,000 dollars for every man, woman and child.
The dot keeps getting closer, and it seems to be moving very fast. It’s beginning to show some irregularities in its shape.
MVO: Four and a half trillion has been added just since 2008.
We see that the object is an asteroid. As it speeds toward a seeming collision course with us, we see that it’s quite immense and made of American currency. We begin to hear a whooshing sound with a low rumble under it.
SFX: Whooshing rumble of a large object traveling at high speed (under and throughout, with volume varying with the distance the asteroid is from us)
MVO: If we don’t deal with it soon, we face an extinction event for our economy. But all they’ve done in Washington is fight over how to make it bigger.
The asteroid flashes past us at amazing speed and we turn to follow it. A few coins spill off it here and there and spin after it in space. We see that the asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, which is looming large in the background of the shot.
MVO: The question is, can we turn it around in time? (Pause) End The Debt Coalition is responsible for this message.