I can't help but feel like I'm picking on an easy target, but Dick Cheney's view of fiscal policy in a recent PBS interview just makes me shake my head in sadness. The challenge posed by entitlements spending is real, but it was as real in 2000 as it is today. Demographic trends have been known at least since the Social Security reform of the 1980s.
What a disingenuous thing to call for austerity now, after eight years of utter fiscal profligacy under the supervision of Bush and Cheney. Planning for population aging should have been the strategy all along, Mr. Cheney, you utter political hack.
Now let me apologize for dog-piling. I hope that when I'm in my twilight people are more forgiving of the ridiculous things I may say.