America's fiscal future is in serious jeopardy. Based on current projections, deficits will remain around $300 billion for the rest of the decade.
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid comprise an increasing proportion of the federal budget and leave little room for discretionary spending on issues we care about. More baby boomers and less workers to support them means unsustainable debt is in our future if we don't take action now.
It is time for America's youth to insist on budgetary reform, across generational and partisanal divides. If we don't speak up now, we will be the ones to shoulder the burden in the future.
We, the undersigned, call on the leaders in Congress, as well as local and state politicians, to enact budgetary reforms to reduce federal debt and reform failing entitlement programs.
It is recognized that there is no painless solution; however we call for an open and rational debate on fiscal issues that can no longer be ignored.
The Young Americans for Fiscal Responsibility petition to America's youth, age 16-35 was written by Allison and is in the category Government at GoPetition.