Peterson Foundation Releases New 'OweNo' Campaign

Today, the Peterson Foundation announced a new ad campaign targeted at helping Americans understand the ramifications of our growing deficit. has launched a series of television ads featuring “Hugh Jidette,” a fictional presidential candidate running on the platform of increased federal spending and pushing the debt burden onto future generations. The humorous ads convey a serious message about the facts of our growing deficit situation in a lighthearted manner.

With this new OweNo campaign, the Peterson Foundation will hopefully get the attention of Americans across the country and help to bring the sustainability of our budget path, and specific ways to start addressing this upward path, to the forefront of our national discourse.