Taking money from "our children and grandchildren." I'm tired of this rhetoric!Submitted by Flame on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 13:09
Anyone else tired of hearing arguments against bailouts and spending that we're taking money from "our children and grandchildren" and from "future generations"?
How about US, we the living? The is taking away from OUR future.
I think if you telling people they're passing the buck to future generations, they're less likely to oppose the spending. People are self-interested. If they hear they're not going to have to pay for it, but someone else is, why oppose it? It's when you tell them how it's going to affect THEM, how it's going to hurt their own standard of living, rather than that of future generations, that they're going to be more opposed to it.