Not wanting to sound like an Andy Rooney curmudgeon, but failing miserably: I have some thoughts to share.
I have heard the phrase "we are leaving a legacy of debt for our children" at least a dozen times by various talking headst today. This angers people with small children and babies. However to people with teenagers and grown children it's like:
Good! Serves the ungrateful little bastards right!
On a more serious note, that phrase is intended to tell the masses of voters: