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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

Joseph1819 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 2:36 PM
The US population has changed from a CAN DO society to a DO FOR ME society. Even middle class people are convinced that the government should take care of us. Everyone interprets that as they see fit. But the end result is a socialist shithouse.
magnetar Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 3:23 PM
I think michaels point is that they wil have no choice but to become can do or perish...the cup runneth empty..
It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10.

It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Going backward, it was 76 years...