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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

robert3539 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:04 AM
I am really getting tired of intellectually lazy articles that lump people into groups so that they can be blamed for all the country's problems. Very disappointing article, Mr. Goldberg.
Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:35 PM
OK, let's not generalize. Social Security beneficiaries who are relying on that income for their well being are gullible rubes, and we don't need to support them at whatever level they "want". My kids don't deserve that. The madness stops with my generation.
sashamanda Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:58 AM
Amen! The new GOP/Conservative tactic of blaming entire generations for the problems of this country is disgusting. It is equally offensive to infer that people who collect the Social Security or Medicare they paid for are the moral equivalent of welfare cheats. We have a problem that should have been fixed when the Republicans had power. If any group of people is to blame it is the GOP Congress who failed to join with Bush to put Social Securiy on a sound fiscal path.
Don5986 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:54 AM
Like the demoRATS didn't create this mess with their "Great Society" welfare giveaway program or stealing our Social Security contributions to buy votes of minorities?
sashamanda Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 11:21 AM
They did, and the GOP joined with the Dems.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 11:37 AM
What about the Republicans who had the chance to reverse course, but didn't? Aren't they even worse for spouting free-market rhetoric, then putting the lie to everything they say by their actions?
Another American Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:32 PM
It's important to understand, people on ss and medicare are not necessarily the moral equivalents. Unfortunately, due to poorly managing their affairs, a lot of good people are left in the same boat as the takers and are going to be relying on the generosity of others for their well being.

I am no Repub,and no Bush fan, but the trust fund raiding started long before Bush.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:47 PM
I think we can agree that we should have reversed course long ago, but why do you blame the Repulicans/conservatives for not correcting what Democrats/liberals started? We have simply added more fuel to the fire since this started, the latest example being Obama Care. There is a huge problem going back to correct history in that those negativley affected start crying and people, probably like you become allies in an unholy alliance.
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...