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November 27, 2010

Greatest Generation and Greediest Generations (Ben)

Alan Simpson(R-Balls of Steel) has been speaking bluntly about the Debt Commission.

But Simpson said that while every interest group that testified before his committee agreed that the mounting federal debt is a national tragedy, they would then talk about why government funding to their area of interest shouldn't be touched.

"We had the greatest generation -- I think this is the greediest generation," he said.

We are going to be hearing a lot of this when the Commission releases it's final plan. Special interest groups who want the debt cut, but howl when it is there program that is getting cut. The coming cuts are going to be painful and none of us are going to be spared, but we don't really have anymore options. The medicine always tastes terrible.

Lazy Exit Questions: Are there areas in government that you think shouldn't be cut at all? Are any of you collecting SS or will be soon and think you shouldn't have to take a hit, but the younger generations should?


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