Right now, young Americans—those with the largest stake in America’s future—are getting the short end of the stick. Older generations are passing enormous bills down to our generation, and they are not investing enough in the foundations, skills, and opportunities to ensure that we—their kids and grandkids—can have as good of a life as they did. To make matters worse, older generations are more polarized and therefore Congress is more polarized than at any time since the Civil War. Political warfare has impeded pragmatic solutions that will preserve the American dream for our children. our own, but because of decisions the current generation of leaders has refused to make.
Throughout history, we have seen one generation after another exceed the success of the generation before it. However, we are the first generation in our country’s history that may not even live as well as our parents. Our future prosperity is at risk not through decisions of our own, but because of decisions the current generation of leaders has refused to make.
It is clear: young Americans cannot afford to be bystanders for critical debates about our nation’s future when we have the most at stake.
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