As politicians bicker over the budget, the rhetoric often gravitates towards how spending choices now could pass on a massive debt to future generations. But who is asking younger generations what they want? The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network created a budget written by several thousand millennials that calls for investments in education, health care, infrastructure and green energy, while also reducing the federal debt. In this video, young people ask that their perspective be included in budget decisions that will ultimately affect them the most. They dare politicians to hold the Budget for Millennial America—the only citizen-produced deficit reduction plan—up against any of the other options.

-Sara Jerving