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Deficit spending degrades future of our young people

In their Nov. 26 Another Voice, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn warn that the “fiscal cliff would paralyze higher education in the U.S.” They do not define whether the cliff is one inch high or one mile high. This cliff represents austerity, and they recommend that Congress avoid this austerity.

Zimpher and Quinn do not recommend a method of avoidance, and I am assuming they want Congress to continue the federal government deficit spending that threatens our economy and is degrading the future of our young people. Greece and Spain are examples of nations with young people who riot in the streets because their future has been degraded by federal government deficit spending.

Michael F. Patterson

Clarence Center