The man who put the national debt on the political map in 1992 is back to preach the message again. We should be thankful to him again:
Ross Perot is jumping back into the political fray, this time with a stern warning that the country better start paying attention to the national debt.
The former presidential candidate has reemerged with a Web site spotlighting the soaring budget deficit: more than $9.3 trillion and growing.
"We live in the greatest country in the history of man. We've been so successful for so long that we now take our success for granted," Perot says in a video posted on PerotCharts.com.
"Not since the Great Depression have we seen an economic crisis of the magnitude that we are facing today," he says.
He says the purpose of the site, which is not affiliated with any political party, is "to provide accurate information to every citizen about the serious economic problems facing our country."