This is not about oil, but rather our nation's growing debt.
Photo: Public Notice
Some eye-catching billboards have been going up nationwide, and now a couple have been put up in our area.
The signs show someone standing inside a deep ditch, with the words "$16 Trillion in the Hole? That's a really big hole." Others show a cupcake with the words "Not so Sweet 16".
They started showing up in Palm Beach County earlier this month, and folks were wondering what it was all about. There is a web address at the bottom "BankruptingAmerica.org".
That is a project from non-profit organization Public Notice. We spoke with the Executive Director of Public Notice, Gretchen Hamel.
She tells us the aim of the billboards is to educate Americans about what's going on in Washington, D.C., with regard to the nation's debt, which Hamel says continues to grow.
She says the signs are meant to "drive this conversation back to the top issues that our nation has facing it, those being government spending, the economy and jobs".
Hamel tells us the campaign is not intended to help or hurt any politicians, public officials or campaigns. It is a non-partisan effort and she claims Public Notice has workers from both the Left and the Right.
Hamel says the billboards will remain up through the end of September.
Click Here for more on the campaign.