Why I've stopped worrying about the federal deficit and debt

Because the younger generation has, in effect, told me that they don't care about how much federal debt we load on them.

In Nevada, they flocked to Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate who promises Americans free this and free that but who has no realistic way to pay for it. Even taxing the filthy rich won't cover what he promises. A CBS poll shows Sanders racking up 82 percent of voters 17 to 29 years old. The New York Times observes that "Young Democrats Flock to Bernie Sanders, Spurning Hillary Clinton’s Polish and Poise." ["Polish and Poise?" Oh, sure.]

My generation--considered to be stuffy, 1950s-0bsessed and totally out of it--long has worried about the



burdensome debt that we're leaving to a children and grandchildren. (Here's an example of how we've worried, too much, it seems.) Now that we're hearing from them, I guess we shouldn't have worried. When interest on the debt overshadows federal spending on social welfare, infrastructure and military spending combined, they won't care. They'll still be saying, "Bring on more free stuff! When do we want it? We want it now!"

As for us old folks? I want my social security payments doubled.

Go here to view the debt growing by the seconds in real time.

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