Re: “Fiscal problems falling on the shoulders of children” (Katie Baird column, 3-15).
The last thing this country needs is to redefine entitlements to include the young. As a professor of economics, Baird clearly should recognize the financial straits we’re in and the ultimate harm this will do to our youth in burdening them with excessive debt.
Increasing this debt even further to “ensure all kids have guaranteed access to health care and quality preschools” misses the point: Entitlements will need to be reduced for everyone.
If she were to have made an economic argument to reduce retiree entitlements in …