Friday, January 11, 2008

The Millenials

According to an article in Newsweek, younger voters are particularly involved in this year's Presidential campaign.

This is a good thing.

Given the degree to which past politicians have sold their future in exchange for votes.

A staggering national debt that we have left them to pay.

Global warming that will do untold damage.

The destruction of the Social Security Trust Fund.

We have not exactly left things better for the next generation.

It is the essence of politics that the politician will take from those who do not have a voice (those too young to vote) and sell what is taken to the highest current bidder. The last eight years has substantially consisted of a huge wealth-transfer scheme. Bush transferred wealth from whole generations not yet born and into the bank accounts of current stock holders.

It would be nice if somebody were to step up that would be willing to protest, at least to some degree, the harm done to the future interests of those not yet old enough to vote.

No comments: