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History will scorn this generation

Published 9:55am Monday, December 10, 2012

We have borrowed our way into the largest national debt in history and are going to raise the debt limit again before the end of the year. The president even asked for unlimited authority to raise the debt ceiling without asking Congress! The president is talking about doing things now that will balance the budget 10 years from now.

What happens when your kids say I’ll do it later? It never gets done! We have passed this problem on to our children and grandchildren because we do not want to face the problem ourselves. Our parents and grandparents have gone down in history as the greatest generation because of the sacrifices they made during wars and depressions.

What name will history give to our generation? Will we be known as the “Great Procrastinators” who never saw a problem they couldn’t put off to the next generations?

 

John Forman

Albert Lea