Letter: Future looks bleak to college student

November 22, 2013 

As one in the younger generation, I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to paying off our country's national debt. Soon I will be heading off to college, but I have to wonder, will I be able to afford a degree in chemistry?

I am already in the Running Start program at Columbia Basin College, trying to obtain my associate's degree before I graduate from high school. This was a cheaper way to obtain the degree but will it be enough to find a job after I transfer?

Why should we, the younger generation, have to pay for the older generation's mistakes? We didn't vote for a president who went over the budget, but we get to pay the difference? I can already feel the stress of being an adult heavy on my shoulders. I mean we already have enough to worry about: completing our education, finding a job, taking care of our families, and now we are the ones expected pay off the national debt too. The road ahead for the us seems bleak, difficult, and disappointing.

ESSANCE RAY, Wallula

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