The following is a meme from Facebook. Such posts disturb me greatly and they represent a widespread- too widespread – perspective.
If you want to pay less, somebody else pays more. If you favor certain jobs to be paid more, costs and prices go up.
If you think seniors deserve more, younger people foot the bill. If you think government should fund child care and college, which generation pays?
There is no magic wand, no golden goose. Sooner or later one way or the other the bill comes due.
Why is that so hard for many people to understand?