Letter: Who will protect younger generations?

There comes a time when one realizes that all those in power do not necessarily protect one’s best interests. Unfortunately, time and time again, I have come to realize this strong fiscal point. I feel there is a great fiscal disconnect between the current generations of America, including the Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2011, the current median age in America is 37.3. I feel that because of this median age and the ever-growing age of Washington’s politicians, that decisions are being made that do not protect my best interest as a member of Generation Y. I feel that these decisions are intrinsically protecting monies that fund Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs, decisions that are placing a never-ending burden on my generation to uphold. It will be these burdens that neither I nor my children will ever be at liberty to experience or receive.

What senator, what member of the House and what politician is willing to stand beside my generation of Americans? As America approaches ever closer to the current “fiscal cliff,” who is willing to stand up and support decisions that will specifically protect my generation’s interests over all others? As a wise man once said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.” I say, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth, but only as our forefathers have left it.”

Evin Beck

insurance

Prairieville