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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:52 AM

Do the politicians realize what they are doing to old people with their mind games

they're playing by using Medicare and Social Security as political footballs?
They are causing a lot of undue stress to people who don't need more of it. The very people who are already under stress because of health problems, low income, old age, a car that is needing replaced and no money to do that, higher priced everything, etc.
Those politicians may think they are making great headlines, but actually they are making a lot of seniors very very angry because their very livelihood is under assault constantly just when they should be able to enjoy their (now tarnished) golden years.

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shraby Dec 2012 OP
madokie Dec 2012 #1
rurallib Dec 2012 #2
Downwinder Dec 2012 #3
shraby Dec 2012 #5
99Forever Dec 2012 #4
shraby Dec 2012 #6
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #7
truedelphi Dec 2012 #8
taught_me_patience Dec 2012 #9
shraby Dec 2012 #11
llmart Dec 2012 #12
indepat Dec 2012 #10

Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:57 AM

1. I'm sure they do but just do not give a damn

Sometimes it looks to me like the well to do wants to thin the herd and are doing it by trying to get rid of the poor and old first.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:13 AM

2. bingo

I think their whole concept is to divide the American people into as many silos as possible and then go to each one and mentally abuse them until we submit.
this whole SS & Medicare thing has caused Mrs. Lib and I to do some soul searching.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:27 AM

3. Wonder if we can file elder abuse charges against them.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:51 AM

5. Problem is, most of the elderly don't have the resources to file anything.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:42 AM

4. They plain old...

... just don't care. They got theirs, f**k the rest of us. The sooner we die, the better they like it.


That's ok tho, as least I won't be around to reap the "benefits" of the Global Climate Change their raping of our home has caused. Sadly, my kids and grandkids will. My disappointment in what this once great Nation has become, is beyond words.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:17 AM

6. The elderly are really in a bind on this because there isn't much they

can do about the abusive language the republicans are using. They don't have the monetary resources or the energy to go to Washington and collar those chaps like they should be collared...handcuff them and take them out of the halls of congress.
If they don't mind treating old people like dirt, don't mind taking what few resources they do have away from them, don't mind causing a lot of stress to them, those kinds don't belong in congress..not for a day, not for a minute.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:45 AM

7. In a way the Republicans remind me of the Native American Plains Tribes

with one major exception.

Those tribes would follow the migration of the buffalo as this was their primary source of sustenance, energy, clothing and shelter, when their elders became too feeble to follow the tribe they were left behind for the wolves.

However with the Native Americans it was a question of survival for the good of the tribe they had no choice but to migrate.

The Republicans would just as soon leave our elderly or frail to the wolves to protect those who need no protection, the most powerful and wealthy among us.

Thanks for the thread, shraby.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:34 PM

8. But why would the politicians in high places care?

It was just proven to them that both parties could have Presidential candidates that favor policies for the billionaires, Monsanto's sacred right to destroy our food, endless wars, always more money to "modernize the military" etc.

We can grumble all we want, but in an oligarchy, that is about all a person can do.

Pete DeFazio (D) congressman from Oregon, pointed out last week that the only really "bad thing" that would happen on December 31st, if everyone ignored the Fiscal Cliff is this one "bad thing" - the wealthy would lost their Bush era,
Obama extended tax rate cuts. But it doesn't seem to me that anyone in power is caring to hear DeFazio out.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:36 PM

9. Old people voted overwhelmingly to end medicare as we know it (Romney/Ryan)

and don't deserve much sympathy. You get what you vote for.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:15 PM

11. The old people I know didn't vote republican.

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Response to shraby (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:11 PM

12. To be fair here.....

we have to admit that yes, plenty of them did vote Republican. I'm a senior and I don't usually hang with people who are Repukes, but I do know many that supported Romney/Ryan. Some of them are very comfortable in their retirement because they were union workers and they still vote for Republicans. I can't wrap my mind around it either.

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Response to shraby (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:09 PM

10. Too many of our pols don't care a whit about the suffering and death which will be caused by

austerity being borne by the old, poor, and disabled so that the wealthy and large corporations can continue to slop heartily at the public welfare trough.

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