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May 7, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Boomers and millennials: New leadership needed in D.C. to solve entitlement problem

What guest columnist Paul Taylor talks about was predicted decades ago [“Ease the burden of aging baby boomers on millennials,” Opinion, May 3]. The chickens have come home to roost and the millennials understand this quite well.

Where this column gets laughable is the proposition that our current crop of political leaders can “rediscover the art of compromise.” The “revolution” the millennials would need to create would be voting in leadership that would actually have the guts to take the strong action to correct our massive entitlement problem.

It would mean more of the burden would be put back on the boomers through higher Social Security taxes and greater means testing.

Robert Toomey, Sammamish

Comments | More in Entitlement programs | Topics: baby boomers, Medicare, millennials

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