While Washington struggles with a solution to our nation's debt crisis, little attention is being paid to the real threat this burden represents to the next generation of Americans. It promises to be crushing, and some have dubbed it generational theft.
Failing to deal with runaway spending, corporate welfare and cronyism, and flawed fiscal policy could have tragic consequences for our children and burden them with a "debt bomb" that will have to be paid during their lifetime.
It's still possible for our country to come to terms with these ailments if we can muster the courage, conviction and compassion to fix them. Congress must address the challenges confronting our great nation, make sound long term fiscal decisions, and stop the cycle of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Reform isn't easy, but sticking future generations with the bill is just cowardly.
That's my perspective. What's yours?