The other side of that argument is that science is telling folks that no, you can't use more than we've got forever, and yes, what you do is impacting other people. And some folks want any excuse to say, "So what. I only live once, screw the next generation, I want it all. Now!"
Math is telling the government that no, you can't spend more money than you've got forever, and yes, what it does is impacting other people. Some folks want any excuse to say, "So what. The government needs to 'help' everyone. Screw the next generation! The government needs more and more and more..."