If this generation were willing to be the first generation to not live more prosperous than our parents, willing to quit putting bandaids on the problem and instead spend the next 40-60 years (2-3 generations) digging out of the national debt and financial folly, we could be the second greatest generation.
Will we sacrifice our present-day prosperity for the long-term solvency and prosperity of our nation for our children and our children's children? We must reject fear, embrace sacrifice, and have vision outside of ourselves.
We can survive this crisis without a stimulus that will save ourselves and doom those to come. What we are doing is like standing on the Titanic, pushing our kids back on the ship, and jumping into lifeboats to save ourselves.