"I really want to see programs cut to a point where they're still running but not running as big as they're running right now," Chadwick said. "We need to cut the stuff that isn't key to the government so that we can start building back on our debt. Once we're covered on that, we can build up our programs again."
Barbara Andrade, a U. freshman, said she left the panel feeling like her generation could change the debt situation if they will just get involved, despite the problems in Washington, D.C.
"It drives me absolutely crazy that we're at the very last minute and Washington is procrastinating and procrastinating," she said of the potential government shutdown. "It's very irresponsible for our government to be doing that."
Andrade said the government needs leaders of the rising generations to start stepping up and making a difference.
Tashnizi said both parties have a common interest — they care about the country. Christensen said the panel demonstrated a bipartisan interest in the national debt discussion.
“Together we can squeeze our folks in Washington enough so that this debt problem is not something you and your children will inherit,” Dabakis added.
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