Yglesias partially defends the public's entitlement hypocrisy:

What we really see with the entitlement situation is a public refusal to think seriously about the futurea kind of myopia more than a refusal to pay the tab. What actually happens when the tab comes do [sic]? We’ll have to see. But I don’t think we really know what the public’s view of the coming crisis will be when it actually arrives.  

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