The country has three conflicts dealing with Obama’s plans. The first one is the youth of America. The next one is the elderly people of America. The last one is the future of America. I will start out by talking about the young people.
The young wants to be treated the same as everyone else. But, they might not receive the same benefits as the old. They could end up paying higher taxes. Also, the young might pay for the elderly retirements. This brings me to the next conflict, the old.
The older people are in a better position financially than the younger people. The government is spending more money on the elderly than they young. Also, the young might they are protected by many promised benefits from programs. The many programs that support them are also spending a ton of money on the elderly. Now, I will talk about the future of the country.
The conflicts between generations may or may not incite open political warfare, but either by design or default, we will be making decisions about America’s future (Samuelson, 2009, page 77). If we cut programs for the elderly such as Social Security and Medicare, the young will have a good future. But, if we keep the programs, the young could be forced into paying more on taxes and will not receive the benefits. Now, think about all of this money we’re spending, the country, eventually could end up in debt. All of these will determine the future of America.
These conflicts are very important. Obama is on the young’s side, but also the side of the old. The decision he makes will probably be very tough. If he goes for the young, the old will not receive the same benefits they do now; but if he chooses the side of the elderly, the young will not receive any of the benefits. So, all this really is, is just a win-lose situation.