As an average taxpayer, I'd have to look at my pocketbook. In 1980, the US debt was under a trillion dollars and my share was $11,000. Today, we're pushing 18 trillion, and now, I owe more than $150,000. Normal inflation would suggest that my debt share should only be $32,000.
...and my share of the 119 trillion in unfunded liabilities is more than a million dollars.
It looks like some of the "good life" didn't come on a pay as you go basis.