Walter E. Williams: “Who cares about our future?”

Walter E. Williams writing at Townhall: “In my opinion, it takes a special form of callousness and disregard for the welfare of future generations of Americans for today’s senior citizens to fight against [Social Security] reform. Nobody’s talking about abolition of federal senior programs. We must accept that serious mistakes were made and we must take compassionate corrective action. But what the heck! As I said in my ‘What Handouts to Cut?’ column, ‘Both today’s politicians and seniors will be dead so why should they make sacrifices now to prevent an economic calamity decades off into the future?’”