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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Derek85 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:37 AM
I was looking at my father's Social Security statement a few days ago and I see that he paid FICA tax every year since he was 15, and as an employer he had to match everyone's FICA every year. Most years he paid the maximum. When he was paying into the system no one ever considered him coddled but now that our government has spent his contributions on other stuff and it is time for him to retire, he is suddenly the bad guy.

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...