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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 3:38 PM
I don't actually think this would be that unusual if there was a plan around social security. I know that I will happily pay in provided it ends during my working career. I know, personally, a number of better off older folks who would forgo there benefits if it was for the cause of ending the madness. But as it is, they just take the money and will give whatever they can to their kids and grandkids (that the gov doesn't take) to help offset the inevitable bill.

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...