A depressing – but necessary – conversation

A friend alerted me to an alarming online discussion about the crushing national debt and past promises that could very well break the backs of future generations. Heck, maybe in the not so distant future.

Our political system is currently broken and it will take a major public education and engagement effort in order to put us in a position where elected officials will act. It will also take presidential leadership. The next president must be willing to lead and make tough choices in connection with budget controls, entitlement programs, health care and tax reform, among other key issues. Our collective clock is ticking and time is currently working against us.

The consequences of not taking a peek at www.newtalk.org and the dialogue about medicare, social security, and our broken political system could be devastating.

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