Top dogs in student gov’t, including CCSC and ESC presidents, call for debt deal
One word greets you as you enter the homepage of the site Do We Have a Deal Yet?: NO.
CCSC president Aki Terasaki and ESC president Nate Levick have joined a growing body of over 120 student government presidents from across the country, calling on our leaders in Washington to “stop thinking about the next election, and start thinking about the next generation” as they attempt to solve the national deficit debacle.
The site, created by students at Georgetown, demands an end to partisan gridlock to raise the debt ceiling and reach a compromise that addresses the nation’s Armadebtadon.
Levick told Spectrum via email that he believes “the petition is well-written and makes an honest appeal for a solution that will benefit everyone. It calls for cooperation in order to help today’s youth and future generations.” He said a request to sign Columbia’s name to the petition was passed on to him from the student body president at American University. No sign on the site yet of Barnard, GS or JTS.
Terasaki said that after speaking to the student body president at Georgetown University, he “found it a great cause to rally behind.”
“Considering the potential implications for college students, it’s critical that we do as much as possible to work towards a solution, supporting these kinds of initiatives and realizing the collective power of ourselves,” Terasaki wrote via email. “We were definitely an influential force in 2008, and I think that political energy needs to extend beyond the general election.”
“Students for a Debt Deal” argue that our generation stands to be most screwed over by this debt crisis and the staggering unemployment rates that would result if the nation defaults on its debt on Aug. 2, a claim echoed by Obama and economists.
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