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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 07:56 AM
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14. Granted, Senior Citizens do vote heavily;
And are the most counted on to vote in every election. However, i can see them going along with this proposal if the propaganda is preached to them in ways that tell them that Social Security is under attack from under funding and will run out of money-soon or before they will die. As for their worry about their children's welfare, I see this as a double win for the Republican plan, again, if the propaganda is pitched the right way toward Social Security will be broke and 'market forces' will and must triumph in order that their children's retirement will be secure.

The terrible danger in market forces is that the Republicans will also put into the bill that it is up to the consumer to budget their money and that the government will have no power to regulate the monies coming out of future paychecks. That means each and every wage earner must 'make choices' as to what, if any, they invest toward their future retirement. The OPer made the point of bringing up the fact that so many 99%ers live paycheck to paycheck. They can not be expected to sock away say 5% of each week's paycheck. So many people will go on the premise that their situation will only get better-next year. It is then they will expect to be able to start saving. But next year never comes as we know. Future generations of seniors will need to live with their children in order to survive, if they live long enough having no health insurance and dying.

That future is bleak with that future and the 99%ers need to know this and take action in order to stop the Republicans dismantling the Social Net that is so crucial for so many people.
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