Washington Post
Washington, DC

Dear Editor:


Republican Politicians claim we must cut the cost of government so to not pass the financial burden on to our children. What was their stand when President Bush put the entire cost of our Middle East wars on the country's credit card for our descendants to pay?

Actually, it makes sense to pass some of our current government costs on to future generations. The cost of highways, bridges, medical and agricultural research, etc. as well as preserving security and freedom provides a clear benefit for future citizens. They should pay for that. The question is what fraction we should pay now and what they should pay in the future? Moreover, we each benefit to a different degree from each specific government expenditure. This is one sense unfair but we must trust the wisdom of our representatives to try to balance this for the benefit of us all. Sadly, little wisdom remains in our Congress. We need a new model for government that repairs the selfish, stupid, and corrupt current system.

Sincerely yours,

Jan Polissar