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Wednesday 17 November 2010
by: Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World | Political Cartoon
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Change we can believe in!
HOLY STATISTICS BATMAN! Better all eat better to be healthy, etc.
Seems to me like the government is learning from the insurance corporations! And here I always thought that the government was supposed to REGULATE insurance companies.
seems strange to me that anyone in government thinks that retirement money belongs to them, rather than the people who were forced to pay into the funds so that no one would starve when we got too old to work.
Looks like the great class less society has now become the great 2 class system -- the oh so rich, and the working poor.
Good to know we're making such great progress!!
This social security is not welfare as the Repubs like to say, I payed more social security taxes than I paid in Federal Taxes.
Now the Repubs want to raid the social security funds by trying to scare us into telling us that the SS system is broken.
If it is broken it is because they want it broken.
Just think if we had listened to Bushie boy and invested social security in the stock market which he kind of knew would crash.
And then they try to say it was Obama's fault.
Only some people can work to sixty nine and certain trades (bus drivers) die before sixty nine.
I started working when I was 13 years old. I've worked hard all my life. No desk job - I've been in landscaping most of my adult life because that was the business my family was in, and that was what I knew how to do that paid more than minimum wage. At 56 I still work very hard, but I'm slower and my body hurts a lot more at the end of the day. I've been looking forward to retiring in nine years, and hoping that my body will hold out that long. When I hear those people who do have the desk jobs talk about raising the retirement age to 70, I just don't know if I can do this work that long. At 70 I will have been working 57 years. And paying into Social Security all those years, too.
Yeah, just look at how old our politicians (with the Cadillac health care plans WE pay for, no problem with pre-existing conditions) live to be. When you've got Senators still serving until they're 90+ years old, there's proof of the pudding. Look at good old Dick Cheney with his 5 or so heart attacks and frequent trips to the hospital. NO PROBLEM. The rest of us don't get insurance, get canceled or can't afford it. I guess the HMO "managed health care programs" started back in the late 60's and 70's that mushroomed into huge entities to "keep costs down" (up the profits) didn't "manage" things too well. All they managed to do was get richer, keep the young and the healthy premium payers and dump the rest.
If congress hadn't raided the SS funds, allowed the interest in the money in SS funds to be added to the funds instead of spent as part of the government's money (!!!) there would be enough money in the SS funds to keep SS going for a long, long time.
First Congress steals the interest, now they want to steal our retirement. But how can we take their special privileges away when they are the ones who vote for them? The fox guards the chicken-coop, and we poor chickens get screwed.
America is beginning to look like a vast concentration camp, you can get ptsd from just reading the news
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