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Real Change or Pocket Change? The High Stakes of Entitlement Reform for Young Americans

Recorded on February 18, 2009

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Discussions of stimulus plans and government bailouts dominate the current political debate, but our most daunting fiscal challenge is the soaring cost associated with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.  The unfunded obligations for these and other federal programs already impose a $175,000 debt burden on all Americans, which is seventy-five times greater than the recent federal bailout.  This debt grows every year, posing an even greater challenge to the health and vigor of the economy that young Americans stand to inherit.  For these reasons, it is critical that young Americans engage on this issue.

Join us for an intergenerational and bipartisan dialogue about America's fiscal climate and policy options for entitlement reform.