Insecure future

In the wake of the government’s retractions on social security, some categories of the insured now labor under the illusion that they have avoided the worst of it. But, given that there is irrefutable evidence that the present system is non-viable, it is almost certain that things will go from bad to worse in the years to come. Today’s union leaders are also clearly responsible as, driven by short-term and personal objectives, they have put off the necessary immediate and effective reforms, essentially acting not in favor, but at the expense of the insured. The apathy and silence of the younger generations, who are the main victims of the government’s decisions, inevitably raise many questions. The student and the youth party organizations supposedly have an interest in ensuring a better future by demanding that the State invest – and rightly so – more in the «hope of the nation.» The present government, however, does not invest in youth but rather appropriates the projected revenues that belong to the later generations of workers who will enter the work force with a mortgaged future. Is this not significant enough to cause, if not protests, then at least the attention of the leaders of student and youth organizations in our country? It would be disheartening to think that these leaders have agreed, along with the political elite and the unionists, to sacrifice the future for the sake of the present.

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