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Videos about how government works in the United States.
Basic overview of what is sometimes referred to as "Obamacare"
Sal compares the possible outcomes of the federal budget negotiations around the "fiscal cliff."
A bit more in-depth analysis when thinking about the fiscal cliff.
How we elect our President in the United States
How states choose their delegates for the national party conventions (video content under CC-BY-SA license)
Basic of the deficit, debt and debt ceiling
Difference between debt and operating costs. Seeing how large obligations are for social security and medicare
Basics on how social security works
How the FICA tax is calculated and what it stands for
How medicare is funded and why it is even less sustainable than social security
What SOPA and PIPA are at face value and what they could end up enabling
Thinking about pensions, defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans and how pensions tend to get underfunded
Using Illinois as an example of what happens when pension obligations are underfunded.