Canada Calls for More Federal Dollars for the Young
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 06:57 AM
The president of the Harlem Children Zone said he's on the college campus circuit to gin up student activism around entitlement spending. As it is, Geoffrey Canada said, seniors are erasing any chance for the next generation to have the safety net they will need and deserve.
"There are a lot of folk who have a lot of money who simply don't need social security. And we can't even begin to have a conversation around means testing for that group," he said. "It's unfair to the next generation."
Canada spoke to WNYC about his campaign, conducted in partnership with investor Stan Druckenmiller, to get college leaders engaged on this issue.