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Reply #58: How many here are within "shouting distance" of retirement?....I am and this REALLY pisses me off ! [View All]

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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 10:12 AM
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58. How many here are within "shouting distance" of retirement?....I am and this REALLY pisses me off !
Wow...This would be a MAJOR betrayal.

Dick Durbin, my long time democratic senator, and member of this commission, was quoted in a post here yesterday, as saying "'Bleeding heart liberals' and conservatives must be prepared to sacrifice.."

I wrote that son of a bitch an email telling him what I thought...The email format for constituents has both a topic and subject line...For Topic I listed "Budget/Finances. For Subject I wrote "I'm one of your 'bleeding heart liberals'"..and in the body of the letter I gave him what for.

I asked him, not very nicely, to consider asking our military industrial complex to "sacrifice" and then pondered that possibility considering that a defense contracting CEO was a member of "the commission". I mentioned shutting down our "wars of choice"...to fund budget shortfalls, noting that one of his fellow senators had even determined that "the wars are why we have no money".

In addition, I told him I was a life-long democrat WHO WOULD TURN ON HIM and the president IN A HEARTBEAT if they put their hands on our benefits!
:grr:
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