"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."
- Milton Friedman, one of the most popular and influential economists of the 20th Century. He was an advisor to presidents and world leaders. His theories on monetary policy, taxation, privatization and deregulation impacted government policies, including the response to the global financial crisis of 2007–08. (1912-2006)
The U.S. debt is approaching $21.5 trillion. The current federal budget spends $833 billion more than it takes in. You never hear an elected official talking about "paying it forward" to benefit future generations. No, a lack of fiscal responsibility and leadership at all levels of government "charges it forward", and leaves the financial mess for future generations. How will they ever repay us? - M. J.