My generation got a cheap college education when we were young, and we're getting good retirement benefits now that we're old. Pretty nice. But now we're turning around and telling today's 20-somethings that they should pay through the nose for college, keep paying taxes for our retirements, and oh by the way, when it comes time for you to retire your benefits are going to have to be cut. So sorry. And all this despite the fact that the country is richer than it was 50 years ago.
But at least today's kids don't have to worry about being drafted. That's something, I suppose.
Look, just what kind of country do we want to be, anyway? This stuff didn't happen out of the blue, and it's not an unforeseen consequence that nobody could have known might happen. This is the fruit of our choices.
So again: what kind of country do we want to be?