ON-Lion Letter
In September, Bradley Prize recipient Mitch Daniels testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the key drivers of and problems caused by the national debt.  Daniels is a former Office of Management and Budget director, former Indiana governor, and current president of Purdue University.  He is a co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) in Washington, D.C.

With others, Daniels talked about the importance of tackling entitlement reform and improving the tax system, urging Congress to act soon to make the national debt sustainable.

"If national leadership continues to allow our drift toward a Niagara of debt, until solemn promises are broken as they inevitably would be, today's sense of betrayal would seem tame," Daniels said.  "When today's young Americans learn the extent of the debt burden we have left them, they may question the premises of our self-government, with good reason.  When tomorrow's older Americans finally understand how they have been actively misled about the nature and reliability of our fundamental social welfare programs, it may be the last straw breaking the public confidence on which democracy itself depends."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports CRFB.
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