Bullshit, my life is great and I am not complaining about my life. I am pointing out that WE as a generation have not fulfilled our duties and obligations, both to each other and to our descendants. Citizenship is composed of both rights and obligations. Your obligation is to do what you can to see that what needs to get done gets done. The dollar total on your tax bill is not relevant. If the work is not done, and you have not already done more than your share, then you have a bill to pay.
I agree that we should pay for what we are doing, I do not believe in huge deficits, but I do not walk around with a guilt complex over my duties and obligations over what somebody else is not doing that they should be doing. First of all, I pay all of my taxes, I have paid my way, I have always worked, and I have been one of the foremost on this forum saying that the politicians are not preaching citizenship but should be. Instead, the politicians promise more free lunches to everyone, but instead should be telling people that they are the ones that need to do something, not government. And instead of expecting Washington to send them more money to fix their water systems, or their sewer systems, or their schools, fix them themselves, thats what people with an ounce of pride would do. I think you have it backwards.
We now have a president that got elected by promising more of everything to everyone, without saying what it will cost, or the realities of the situation, as if all of this money will be manufactured out of thin air. The same party that promises all of this stuff is adversarial to business and profits, which is pretty contradictory in my opinion.
All you have to do to see the problem is drive through an area littered with trash and junk cars, with no pride, look at the garbage, the trash. Don't you think its time they picked up the trash and did something to clean things up? That would be a start. Or is it government's responsibility?
We demand such wages, benefits, and regulations that business is driven into a non-competitive mode, or bankrupt, or driven offshore, but then we cannot understand why the economy tanks. We do not have rocket scientists for politicians, thats for sure.