As Congress debates raising the debt ceiling by nearly $1.8 trillion (remember, the national debt is already $12 trillion today), let’s not forget where the problem came from: GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

Check out this new video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity for a quick primer:

As the Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell points out, “deficits and debt are merely the symptoms, and a rising burden of government spending is the real problem.”