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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:35 AM

If the Democratic Party allows Medicare or Social Security to be cut, [View all]

they will reap the whirlwind. The backlash will be fast and fierce.

People are emotionally connected to these programs. Many rely on them as a sole source of income and any medical care. Others are counting on these programs to keep them off the streets when they retire.

In addition, every paycheck has money taken out for these programs. People can physically see their money being taken out every payday.

Congress can whine until they are blue in the face. They knew decades ago how much money was coming in. They were also told of population trends that were coming. They were supposed to be stewards of that money and keep those funds solvent. According to some, it was used for other things.

People know billions or possibly trillion were spent bailing out people who are still making obscene salaries. These very people started the whole financial mess by creating derivatives and such that were used to just make money. When that fun maneuver blew up, they ran to the government for help.

In addition, our defense budget is so wildly out of whack in relation to the overall budget that it's mind boggling. We have eleventy billion types of drones and more being developed. There is a great push by some for more civilian use. What are they going to watch? More people on the streets and a crumbling infrastructure. What the hell are they protecting?

The Democrats will take the biggest hit because they have always been seen as the protectors of these programs. The Republicans will be close behind for retribution. The whacks will come from everywhere because even the teaspitters don't want them touched.

The politicians can try to explain their way out of it, but that won't work. Once that emotional button has been pushed by fear, people can't hear. They react.

We are slouching towards a tipping point of some kind, and we better get off that road. The destination is not a place we want to go.

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