May 25, 2005
I don't disagree with a single word he says, but that's just a really mean post. He's insulting "The Greatest Generation." That's... that's... just inexcusable, even if it IS true.
Well, it's inexcusable for politicians to do it today, because old fossils vote in droves and pandering to the elderly is a requistie if you ever hope to be elected to public office. I watch the same people voting for "FREE" prescription drugs playing golf and drinking $10-a-shot Scotch in the clubhouse every day while they live the high life in expensive houses or condominiums. They need "free" drugs like I need a big, purple asshole implanted in the middle of my forehead.
The elderly are the WEALTHIEST segment of our population. They've sucked a lot more out of Social Security than they ever paid in, and they obviously don't give a shit about their grandchildren's future, because they keep asking for "MORE" while never thinking about who has to pay for this shit.
The AARP is a force from the Dark Side. That's all I'm gonna say about that leftist, socialist organization.
I don't advocate starving the elderly or making them live on the streets. Not every "senior citizen" plays golf every day. But this "one-size-fits-all" attidude of government pisses away a lot of money on people who don't need it while neglecting the true needs of those who do. I don't like it.
Visit "Sun City," just outside of Hilton Head, or go to Winter Haven, Florida during the cold months. Look at the way THOSE elderly people live, then think about how much of your paycheck goes to support that lifestyle. If you don't want to puke after that, you must be a die-hard socialist.
Chances are, they live a lot better than YOU do.
AARP is interchangeable with the DNC, same agenda.
There are many to admire in that generation, most, sadly, now dead.
The remainder wish Roosevelt was still King of these United States.
I agree with about half yours and Dax's post, but there are a lot more old retired people out there that got shit on by the govenment than that are living as fat cats. Most of them are veterans, same shit will happen to the guys in Iraq, soon as its over, they will be shit on again.
Teddy Roosevelt, maybe. I know a different set of elderly. Otherwise this is definitely a case for "means-testing". Not all old folks have winter homes in Florida.
That's my point, James and Stu. We should take care of our seniors. We OWE them that. But we DON'T need to be pouring money into the pockets of wealthy old fossils who play golf every day.
Government doesn't distunguish between the wealthy and the broke when tossing out goodies to old folks. That sucks.
It sucks because I AM PAYING FOR IT, and I don't like watching some 75 year-old fart scarfing a $30 prime rib for lunch while bitching the cost of his prescription drugs.
If he ate hamburger, he could afford the drugs himself.
But this "one-size-fits-all" attidude of government pisses away a lot of money on people who don't need it while neglecting the true needs of those who do.
I disagree with the sentiment. You should get from it what you put into it, regardless of your financial status in life. It's not supposed to be a welfare system, although that's what Bush is proposing turning it into.
What the other Mike said. If I make a lot of money when I'm young and pay a shitload of SS taxes and the govmint comes along when I retire and says I don't get any because I'm rich, but these unemployed folks over here do need it, what ya gonna say about that?
The whole thing was a mistake in the first place. The Fedreal govmint has no authority to provide welfare of any sort. That power is reserved to the States (and the private sector)!
Do like I did. Make your own goddam money. Save it, invest wisely and feather your own nest. If you do that, you don'y NEED government to take care of you.
Actually its already a welfare program of sorts. You think you actually have an account up there in DC that has your name on it with the amount you've contributed that you are guaranteed to get back at retirement? If thats what you believe, I got some swampland in the mountains to sell you.
You aren't saving any money in SS, you are paying the last generations bills. Thats how it always has worked. Privatization would do the opposite: put an account with your name on it that you could contribute to and have real equity in that your kids could get if you kick off before you reach retirement age.
13 to 15% of almost everything I made for 50 years and I'm gonna get a lot more back than I put into it? I can't wait! Oh, all I have to do is live to age 85 to break even (not allowing for earnings or the "time value of money")? Lucky me!
Get you motherfucking means-testing lunchhooks off MY money!
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