Just don't equate the sacrifices of the WWII generation with that of the 1+ trillion cost of Obamacare. In the face of a 16 trillion dollar deficit, why don't you admit that the best sacrifice would have been to repeal the monster Affordable Care Act? When I was growing up, we didn't have health insurance. The bill for my birth was in the hundreds of dollars. My mom spent ten days in the hospital. (Her doctor, like others of that day, prescribed hospital bed rest as she had six others at home.) We received good food at home, prepared by my stay-at-home mom, who remained married to my dad all her earthly life until his death. We were fed, clothed and housed by my parents and welfare was eschewed and work was esteemed. Intangibles matter.