Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Letter to Future Americans

by Jim Griffith, Jr., Editor, Lusk (WY) Herald To my Great-Great Grandchildren, Inasmuch as we shall never meet, I want to leave you this note of appreciation, You see, it was during my lifetime that the leaders of the United States decided to spend some of the tax money that your great grandparents, grandparents, parents and you, and most likely your descendants, would have to pay. Thank you for your generosity. Our practice of deficit financing was started during a financial depression and was necessary. It was necessary to continue the practice through a great war, called World War II. Following World War II, the United States had a period of long prosperity, but we had grown accustomed to spending more tax money than we like to pay. Rather than paying off what we had borrowed, we decided to let you do it. I hope you won't hate the memory of my generation. Mostly, they were darn fine people. They would have liked to leave you the same rich, debt-free heritage that they had received, but in the name of progress we had to get money from someone. We took it from you. Thanks. With appreciation, Great-Great-Grandpa Jim From: Pg. 171 of The Kleinknecht Gems of Thought Encyclopedia, Volume XX by C.F. Kleinknecht, Washington D.C. 1967
Jim Griffith, Jr.

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