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Which Generation Will Deal With the Federal Spending Mess?

If you have kids or grandkids, a federal fiscal mess awaits them, according to Pew researchers. Will they kick the can down the road as well? Not very many people seem to care about paring back federal spending.

When Americans are asked to make up the budget for the federal government, they have little appetite for austerity measures. Asked about 13 different government program areas, from veterans benefits to foreign aid, no more than about a quarter favor reducing spending in any specific area.

Earlier this year, national debt topped $22 trillion.

Donna Martinez / VP of Marketing and Communications

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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