There is a major generational passage occurring in the precincts of old age these days. For a very long time, America’s old people could be referred to (in a shorthand way) as Roosevelt Elders. They brought to old age an appreciation for the suffering that arbitrary forces, such as an unfettered market, could visit upon a people. They also had (as a group) an appreciation for redemptive power of social action and the public good. To be sure that generation included people who could yell at kids to get off their lawns with the best of them. Overall, though, they were marked by the challenges and lessons of their times.
The Reagan Olds on the other hand have, so far demonstrated, little appreciation for government spending (other that money spent on them) and a disdain for government run healthcare (except for the government run Medicare). As a group, they embody a faith in independence, conservatism, and suspicion of tax dollars being spent on OTHER PEOPLE for any reason outside of national defense.
The idea that the market is the cure for all ills is going to die hard.