An advertisement launched by a conservative group on Wednesday warns that the United States will be taken over by its creditors, presumably China, unless the federal budget is cut.
In the ad, launched by the American Future Fund, a woman from the future sends a message to present-day Americans, warning of the coming "economic slavery."
"This is a warning from the future. America’s future," she says. "The people who loaned us trillions of dollars – now control us. You spent and borrowed far more than the next generation could repay. Now they live in economic slavery."
"Please, there is still time, I’m begging you," the woman says before being dragged away by paramilitary officers.
"The crippling effects on our economy if Obama and the liberals win this debate is not just rhetoric," American Future Fund Founder Nick Ryan said in a statement. "It is a very real problem with devastating outcomes and we must urge Congress to act now to get spending in line and get our economy moving again."
American Future Fund is registered as a 501(c)(4), allowing the organization to receive unlimited funds without having to disclose its donors. The group spent nearly $10 million in the 2010 midterm elections. In response, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the IRS in February for an investigation of their nonprofit status.
The 30-second video resembles other conservative ads that warn of China taking over the U.S. thanks to the federal debt.
In an ad produced by the conservative group Citizens Against Government Waste in 2010, a Chinese professor in the year 2030 explains that Americans now "works for us" because of stimulus programs and health care reform.
Yet another conservative ad from June received a strong condemnation from the Asian American Action Fund.
A campaign ad for Republican candidate Mark Amodei of Nevada depicts the Chinese army marching on the U.S. Capitol. In the ad, a fake Chinese news anchor explains that the Chinese empire was able to rise again thanks to President Barack Obama raising the federal debt limit.
Watch the ad, uploaded to YouTube July 27, 2011, below: