Feb. 14th, 2011

seticat: (** 2lumps - pissed - mine.png)
Why, yes... I *do* believe I am entitled to Social Security and Medicare.

Why? Because I paid into the freakin' government system for over 30 years with the express agreement between said government and myself that that money would be invested by that government and be made available to me when I met certain preset requirements. It was taken right out of my pay check along with all the other federal items each and every pay check.

Or to put it another way: If *you* worked for a company for 30+ years and paid into that company's retirement fund and when you were coming up on the preset retirement age, that company said 'Oh, sorry ... no money for you - we're broke' or 'Well, we've decided to push the retirement age back another 10 years so come back and talk to us then'.

Wouldn't *you* be pissed?

Go ahead. Take a moment to think about it. I'll wait.

So please, for all that is Holy, you folks out there, you 'Talking heads' at CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, et all. *Please* stop using the word 'entitlement' like it's something dirty you just scarped off the bottom of your shoe. Some of us poured blood, sweat and tears into that program long before there were IRAs or anything like that. And I'm betting you folks make enough each month and each year to *have* an IRA or some such and *you're* counting on *your* retirement plan to be there when *you* need it.

Sheese! Idiots!

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