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An apology to my niece on her college graduation day

Dear Goddaughter,
You nailed it!
You graduated from the University of Pittsburgh last week with an excellent academic record. You enjoyed experiences and friendships that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
But I must apologize for the world you’re going to inherit. The generations that preceded you have saddled you with unimaginable debt, both government and personal.
Our country is currently $21 trillion in the hole, the result of unfunded wars, reckless spending by both political parties and rapidly-growing entitlement programs.
As baby boomers retire and Medicare and Social Security costs explode, our deficit is going ...


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