Young Americans – Abused and Taxed Without Representation

Democracy and Power 104: Future Debt Burden

A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill.

  • Hans F. Sennholz

Young Americans – Abused and Taxed Without Representation

Government debt is abusing young Americans. Willfully created by the federal, state and city governments, this debt will be the burden and obligation of the young and unborn.

Tragically, this is a universal scourge of democracies. Popularly-elected politicians please their current voters by bestowing goodies (promises) on them and sticking future workers with the tax bill.

Young Americans need to comprehend! A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill, as Hans F. Sennholz claimed.

Hence, young Americans must pay the debts created by former and present politicians – Democrats and Republicans alike. These politicians are depriving future workers of a portion of their personal income – which is the fruit of their intellect, knowledge, labor and time. Simultaneously, it’s also reducing their freedom.

At the Federal level, our youth are going to pay for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Most of these programs existed before their birth. Federal politicians have already spent Social Security tax revenues on other government programs. Young Americans will be stuck with paying for Social Security benefits.

City and state governments have promised expensive pension plans for government workers, which they have not saved enough to fund. And…again, young Americans will pay those pensions.

Americans fought the Revolutionary War against England to stop Taxation without Representation. Young Americans, government debt is exactly the same as it was when we fought the Brits. You have been abused. Worse, government continues to abuse you. ObamaCare is all about healthy, young Americans paying for older, sick Americans. Even worse, ObamaCare will increase the debt by more than a trillion dollars. Yes, you can add that to your abuse list, too.

Until young Americans understand the on-going abuse of government debt, the political process – federal, state and municipal – will ignore your crushing tax obligations. Again, politicians will do anything to please current voters. Only, a strong political force lead by young Americans will stop the on-going abuse.

Call to Action: The process is straight forward.

First, define the problem.
Second, organize an informational and political campaign.

Let me introduce FreedomWorks, which I have been associated with for over 10 years. The staff at FreedomWorks is young, smart, talented and dedicated to smaller government, less taxes and freedom. FreedomWorks has excellent media outreach and grassroots organizational skills – they are the best.

Now is the time for young Americans to protect their future and restore freedom. It is imperative for young leaders to step forward to reduce the debts created by government. Only young, vibrant Americans can make change happen. Time is of the essence.