If there’s one person out there who didn’t get the memo over 10 years ago that privatizing medicare and social security was high on the republican agenda, I’d like to have them tested for dementia.
The repubs have never made a secret of this.
Ultimately, what they want is to gut the two, gamble with the money until we end up with another crash and then orchestrate a massive transfer of wealth once again. i hope you remember who made out really well from the crash of 2008.
It wasn't me. Was it you?
I don’t understand most Americans. Report after report tells us that roughly 75% of all Americans from all socio economic brackets have little to no money saved and almost no true net value if you subtract their debt. The odds of anyone I know being able to survive to a ripe old on their savings alone is so low as to almost be non existent. Yet, they gamble with their future in a shockingly careless fashion when it comes to these two much needed programs either by voting republican or third party.
I’m quite weary of people’s foolish shenanigans.
I once told a friend who’s husband is stubbornly conservative to ask him to show her how he plans to save a million dollars between now and retirement. They’re both 50 years old, so the days and nights of cold winters and barren tables are closing in upon them. I told her to keep after him to prove what he plans to do because I’m 99% sure that short of winning the lottery, he can’t deliver the goods. (Sigh) He's just another big-talking-male-baby boomer who hasn't reaped the benefits from the economic plan that he promotes and if he keeps voting republican, one day, he'll be opening that can of cat food for him and little wifey to share.
I happen to think, he'll deserve it, too, but then I'm a bleeding heart liberal and so I still hope to avoid such a horrendous social outcome.