Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-CT), just in the first video, explains a number of things that most Americans probably don't realize about the national budget deficit, the national debt, tax breaks, average incomes, and the estate tax (the supposed death tax). This is a great couple of videos, and full of information that ALL Americans should know.
On the history of the deficit, tax-cuts, and "the death tax" (12 minutes) - Dec 10, 2010
On income inequality, the corporate bailouts, and executive incomes (13 minutes) - Dec 1, 2010
From Ezra Klein's blog, showing the tax-cut proposal's refunds per plan. You'll quickly see problem on with breaks for the top-earners.