Why has there been no serious effort to ask the Supreme Court if it is constitutional to force 78 million American citizens under 18 to inherit an overwhelming tax burden without their knowledge or consent?
Why all the uproar over serving soda to kids in containers holding 16+ ounces and not even a whisper of concern about forcing our kids to inherit a $16+ trillion dollar debt?
If SCOTUS refused to consider the issue or decided it is constitutional, our kids would benefit because they would have time to prepare for the uncertainties regarding the standard of living they can expect during their careers as well as their retirement. (The kids would have no doubts. The debt is real, and the excessive tax burden is unavoidable.)
If SCOTUS decided it was unconstitutional, our kids would benefit because the remedy would require a substantial reduction in federal spending and encourage a reduction in tax rates as a means to increase tax revenue, which would help reduce the debt as well as stimulate the economy. (Congress would have no doubts. The debt is excessive, and reduced spending is unavoidable.)
It is now a part of our history. Americans get all riled up over the size of soda containers our kids can buy and do nothing about the size of the debt our kids will inherit.
It is time to organize a serious effort to to increase public awareness that the U.S. Congress may be violating the Constitution as well as widely accepted Human Rights doctrines by forcing 78 million American citizens under the age of 18 to inherit an overwhelming Public Debt decreed without their knowledge or consent.
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