The Left likes to use guilt to sell its programs; riding the convenient fact that self-preservation is a human basic. The ‘greedy seniors’ are currently on the grill for collecting Medicare and Social Security benefits that are now creating deficits.
Never mind that the benefits were put in by the politicians, not the seniors. Especially never mind that the ‘greedy’ seniors have paid Medicare and Social Security taxes their entire working lives on the promise of their own benefits when they were aged. Color them greedy and take their benefits to fund young, Democratic voters for Obamacare.
How are those ‘greedy’ seniors, now too old to work, going to live on reduced Medicare and reduced Social Security as the government’s Fed-created inflation bites? Never mind, too many of them vote Republican anyway. A lot of those are the Tea Party! But what about those elderly Democrats? Well, we didn’t tell them to go and become old, they did that themselves. And anyway, Catholics and Jews have long been traditional Democrats and throwing them under the bus hasn’t been so hard, has it? And you can probably remember when blue collar workers were Democratic favorites; now their jobs have headed overseas and their out of work, they can just get used to being replaced by Hispanics in the parity’s affections.
What was that? The GOP? They’ve stayed with their base, unlike the Dems? Yean…that’s why the present small government, Constitutionalist, liberty lovers are called the “Tea Party,” right? And why the GOP-controlled House deplores spending but keeps passing the spending bills and why the GOP wants Obamacare repealed but now that Democrats are starting to agree with that, have suddenly forgotten all about it. Sure.
We need to detach Washington D.C. from the mainland, push it out to sea, and begin again. ThinkL Small…