First, there should be a little honesty before decisions are made. The American people should be told that the boomers payed $2.1 trillion into Social Security to carry their "bulge" through the system, but politicians took that money, spent it to cover tax cuts for the rich, and now don't want to pay it back. Also, inform them that the reason we are having such a tough time funding many of these programs like education, infrastructure, poverty and healthcare is because taxes were cut, especially for the rich, which means we can no longer afford them. Maybe we could also tell them that poverty in America is getting worse. Much worse. Especially for the elderly. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/49-7...says-1C7073315
Maybe we could inform them that Bush blew $1 trillion on unfunded wars while giving tax cuts for the rich. Maybe we could also tell them that since the economy crashed a couple of years ago, the rich have continued to get richer, including the very criminals who destroyed our economy, while millions of Americans lost the equity in their homes, lost their jobs, are falling behind in wages, and pay more of their income in taxes than the rich. Tell them also that our military is so bloated that it exceeds the combined world's defense expenditures.
Let the people have the facts. Then, have the discussion.