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What does a sports car have to do with the national debt?

Published in Blog on January 10, 2020 by Convention Of States

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A 2019 Lamborghini Huracan goes from 0-60mph in about 2.9 seconds.

That's almost as fast as the federal government spends your money, but there's another way this car relates to the national debt: it's $200,000 price tag would be enough to cover your share of the debt burden. 

We brought the official (rented) Convention of States Lamborghini to this year's Turning Point USA Student Action Summit to help these young people understand the burden being placed on them by this generation in Congress.

Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler explains more in the video below.

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