“Anyone old enough to be a “senior” is old enough to know that you cannot have everything and there are real-life consequences to behaving as though you can.”
As an ever growing portion of the country has been saying for years, it all comes down to a sustainable budget. Nothing, not foreign policy, defense, science research, domestic programs, nothing, is safe if the overarching issue of our deficit isn’t addressed. You may not like the bipartisan (Paul Ryan/Ron Wyden) plan that’s currently being put forth, but I think (hope?) that we can all see the absolute necessity of not running up the national credit card until it melts. That doesn’t work in a personal or family budget and there are many catastrophic cautionary examples throughout history that demonstrate it won’t work on a national scale.