A slow-moving fiscal hurricane is headed our direction. But unlike nature's wrath, this storm is entirely man-made and entirely avoidable. The collective decisions of voters and politicians, acting on the basis of the demography and economics of an earlier era, have left expensive bills that are coming due. The nation has a moral obligation to pay its commitments. It also has a moral obligation to see that future commitments can be met based on current demographics and finances.
Regardless of who wins, the solutions to our biggest problems will materialize when there is enough mutual respect to once again cooperate. Our hope is that such needed cooperation will not raise skeptical eyebrows but instead raise genuine hope for a more economically secure and prosperous America.
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