I'm going to keep this very simple. Whenever any party complains that the government is doing something that our children will have to pay for, it's a garbage tactic played because they are losing. Anytime someone cries, "Won't someone please think of the children," treat that person as suspect.
Stop and think...
With the current stimulus package, the cry of the republicans is that our _____ will have to pay for it.
With the Iraq war, the cry of the democrats is that our _____ will have to pay for it.
I could keep going but if you can't think of two more examples for each party, you either haven't been paying attention or you have deluded yourself into believing that one party is right when they say it and the other is wrong when they say it. If you're in the former category, start paying attention. If you're in the latter category, no reasonable debate will move you.
Are you a politician? Are you claiming that you are thinking of America's next generation(s) when you oppose a policy? All the thinking people realize the high ground you occupy is actually lava.