This was Ed Miliband on BBC Breakfast on May 5th 2011
"The central mission of my Government will be to ensure that we get the next generation to have better chances than the last, because that is under threat in this country and unless we make that the focus - unless we make that the mission of the Government - I fear the situation will get worse."
This was Jon Huntsman, third in the betting for the GOP nomination, in New Hampshire yesterday.
"Why am I thinking about running for president I think itâ€™s fundamentally unacceptable that weâ€™re about to pass down our country to the next generation in worse condition that we received it. That is unacceptable.â€
The words are different but the idea is very much the same.