And just who will pay all of these pensions, retirement plans, benefits? Certainly not the next generation or the one after that. Just because Roosevelt decreed it, that does not, in fact, lay a burden upon as-yet unborn grandchildren to suck up the debt for our comfy ending days. When we are gone and the debt remains, there will be a “pinch” generation; those who try to retire in the face of (and on the backs of) an angry, indignant generation which both outnumbers and out-influences them. By then, the once-powerful AARP might as well be NAMBLA. By then, debt will be unsustainable, and the sacrosanct 50% of government spending, the supposedly untouchable entitlements, will suddenly be very touchable.
If you think this generation’s constitutional awakening is impressive, wait until you see the next. So who gets the pinch?