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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:10 PM
Tell me you and Elizabeth are not suggesting more spending programs, I better get back to work, millions of people depend on it. Jeez. Scary.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 5:55 PM
Getting people with little or no education off the streets so they can't commit crimes and give them an education that they can use when their term of service is up is not a bad thing. Switzerland still does it and has among the lowest crime and unemployment rates in Europe.

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...