One of the less discussed patterns of the 2016 elections had to do with age and Trump support: gosh darnit, old people like ‘im! And, as the kids used to say, elections have consequences (boldface mine):
President Trump put both political parties on notice Monday that he intends to slash spending on many of the federal government’s most politically sensitive programs — relating to education, the environment, science and poverty — to protect the economic security of retirees and to shift billions more to the armed forces….
In effect, Mr. Trump appears determined to take sides in a generational struggle between older, sicker Americans who depend on the entitlement programs, and their younger, poorer counterparts whose livelihoods are shaped by the domestic programs likely to see steep cuts.
One of the few good things about getting older is that I can see in the not-to-far distance that time when I get to inflict my shitty retrograde politics on future generations. I still want my ‘peace dividend’–with fucking compound interest. And I’m going to take it.