I was thinking about the reason there can be no Medicare or Social Security reform.
Today's politicians regard the senior voting bloc as solid, reliable, trust-worthy, restless, pernicious, and vindictive. That's why no politician subject to reelection would dare touch any of the senior hot-button issues.
So instead of dealing with these ticking time bombs, we get to watch helplessly as they slowly count down. The seniors will get theirs, and keep kicking the can down the road until it's no longer an issue for them... Because they're dead.
I can't help but wonder how much worse it's going to get when the glut of Boomers reach immaturity.