The standard - and justified - response is always, “Sure, if you were a straight, white, christian male,” but that ignores a very important belief that we’ve lost, that the country and her people are worth investment.
The United States used to invest in her infrastructure and in her citizens. From the alphabet soup of the Depression, through the industrial ramp up of World War II and the Cold War, up to the end of the 70s, we build municipal buildings, and parks, and the interstates, and community colleges, and affordable housing, and all the social benefits of the GI bill. And we paid for all that with taxes, and were proud to do so.
We did have a Golden Age, and we lost it to a selfish decision to cut taxes and investment.