Get Out & Vote Obama OUT ~ Your Children & Grandchildren Will Thank You!!!
Our parent's generation is often referred to as the "Greatest Generation" of Americans. They beat back the dictatorships of Nazi Germany and Japan in a world war and they beat back the communists in the cold war. Simultaneously they created the greatest economic engine that the world has ever seen.
They gave us everything that we wanted; unfortunately they spoiled us to the point, so that in bad economic times, we refuse to sacrifice anything and we just pass the bill down to our children/grandchildren with unimaginably high government deficit spending. If this attitude is allowed to prevail, our generation will be looked upon as the "Worst and Most Selfish Generation" of Americans.
And it is morally wrong to pass off our debts to future generationsl.
You are correct, our parents, the "Greatest Generation" gave us so much that we are spoiled. The "Baby Boomers" took all they could from the Greatest and now the Boomers are going to take all they can from their own children and grandchildren.
The Baby Boomers are just too used to getting stuff from others, and they don't care who they take it from.
Richard, I'm afraid your point is lost on most on this board. It's probably true, but it's not what people on this site want to hear. Lots of talk here about the dangers of an increasing deficit, but not much about giving up depletion allowances and other oil industry tax subsidies. Few people or companies view the federal bacon they take home as a pork product.