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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:59 PM
Good post, but republican pols have bought a lot of votes with ss trust fund money, too. So cleaning house on both sides is necessary to fix the problem..

One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we must build on the legacy bequeathed to us by the New Deal and the Great Society. Republicans, who marshaled considerable support from older voters in their so-far losing battle against Obamacare, argue that we need to start fresh.

Perhaps it's time for both sides to consider an underappreciated fact of American life: The system we are trying to perpetuate was created for the...