While America's current state of affairs seems to be playing out like a metaphorical boxing match between the ideas of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, one new film is bringing the metaphor to life. Literally.
The clash of these ideological titans and their clashing views on how best to save America's economy is the crux of a new film called "I Want Your Money." In the movie, filmmaker Ray Griggs explains the country's out-of-control spending, growing government and recent economic woes -- a few very serious subjects. But don't think it's all doom and gloom -- Griggs inserts some satirical moments to lighten the mood, including one former president who lusts after the women around him:
While the film condemns the big-government spending habits of Democrats, it doesn't let Republicans off the hook for their past government spending. The film includes commentary and analysis from a variety of conservatives, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, John Stossel, Stephen Moore, Ken Blackwell and Steve Forbes.
Filmmaker Ray Griggs has said he used animation in "I Want Your Money" because he wanted to educate young people about the deficit. The film will land in theaters later this month, presenting moviegoers with a choice between the "two paths" the U.S. can take -- Obama's or Reagan's.
After the film, viewers learn from Griggs that the national debt increased by $182 million during the 92-minute show. Watch the trailer: