Young Americans for Liberty are raising awareness about the National Debt

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POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:20pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 6:03am

BATON ROUGE (NBC33) - At LSU today, students with the Young Americans for Liberty Organization are trying to call attention to the National debt.

The group stopped everyone they saw today on campus and gave them a fake bill for $128,000.00.

They say that's how much every taxpayer would have to shell out to get rid of the National debt.

Club President Greg Huete says it's important for the younger generation to understand what the challenges are.

"We wanted to get out here and push about the National debt. We wanted to let people know that it's over fourteen trillion dollars, which comes out to be about 128,000 a person per taxpayer, or about 45,000 for every citizen." said Huete.

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A lot of students weren't really familiar with the gravity of the national debt situation -- they didn't realize how much money was owed with personal loans with bad credit and how much that worked out per taxpayer. So that was often a big surprise, and we got a really good reaction from students who were happy to learn about that. Many people are just amazed to learn that we are $14 trillion in the red, and that they will be responsible for that at some point in the future, whether it's sooner or later. And often once these students find out about this $14 trillion debt, they're eager for their representatives in Congress to do something about it now before the problem gets worse.

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