Left Brain: "I propose that we reduce the benefits paid on healthcare and pensions to solve our debt problem."
Right Brain: "Would that work?"
Left Brain: "Sure, it's worked for awhile in the past and now we stand to have an even greater savings because of the ever-increasing growth in the proportionally-large aging population."
Right Brain: "Why not just tax the wealthy?"
Left Brain: "Because that's never been done before, so there's no proof that it would work."
Right Brain: "But that's not very humane...what about all the suffering and hardships that would occur on an increasing basis?"
Left Brain: "That depends on whether or not you look at it from a rich person's viewpoint."