www.concordcoalition.org/events/fiscal-wake-up/docs/070803-Op08-BudgetPaper.pdf "Fundamentally, this is not about numbers. There are basic philosophical questions: [FONT=Wingdings,Wingdings] [/FONT] Is it morally acceptable to pursue a fiscal policy that threatens to place ever-tighter constraints on future generations’ ability to determine their own priorities or to meet new challenges? [FONT=Wingdings,Wingdings] [/FONT]Have we become so insistent on our own claims to government benefits, regardless of need, that we have forgotten about the well-being of the very people we expect to pay for those benefits⎯our children and grandchildren? [FONT=Wingdings,Wingdings] [/FONT]Can any modern media–dominated society, fixated on the short–term and the next election, deal on a timely basis with silent, slow–motion, long–term challenges, or is a costly crisis needed to spur action? These are not easy questions, but they are ones that all of the 2008 presidential candidates should confront, publicly and explicitly."