We can’t whine about our representatives spending our kids into debt slavery when we’re buying more college than we can afford and depending on taxpayers to pay our medical expenses.
They say that alcohol sales rise during hard times. Perhaps that’s why Washington DC is an alcohol consumption capital. It’s certainly the nation’s debt consumption capital, as we continually see our representatives increasing debt and spending, with Congress’s latest “budget” deal only reinforcing that habit. In that spirit (heh), I offer the following thought experiment.
A millennial, an LGBT advocate (but I repeat myself), and Joel Osteen walk into a bar. They all agree: If you want something, don’t let reality stand in your way. Just go get it. This mental disease of refusing to submit to reality is precisely what fosters, not just transgender and transabled and God exists to make me happy fantasies, but also our personal and our national debt crises. It’s all related, folks. And it reminds me of this commercial:
I hear a lot of complaining from fellow conservatives about the log in everyone else’s eye, and for some reason the most complaining comes from people in the generations most at fault: Baby Boomers and millennials. We want to crab about that damned Congress while happily accepting nice fat, unfunded public pensions and Medicare. We want to spurn Osteen-style religion while glomming onto the tuition forgiveness and repayment programs President Obama just expanded (courtesy of future taxpayers).
Before continuing, let’s just get this out of the way immediately: I don’t think debt is necessarily immoral.
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