posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Ghost375
Originally posted by GeorgiaGirl
Originally posted by simone50m
The Republicans are currently fighting to take away the lifelines of the elderly, disabled, widows and orphans. Who's the parasite?
If you really think that is the Republican goal, you are sadly mistaken. How in the world anyone can think that is true is beyond me.
So we need to reduce our debt majorly, but the only thing republicans will cut is social security and medicare.
And they won't raise taxes. Yes, that translates into "The republicans are fighting tooth and nail to take away the lifelines of the elderly,
disabled, widows and orphans."
Where in the world did you get the information that the only thing to be cut is SS and Medicare???
Yes, entitlements need to be reformed, because currently SS is set up like a Ponzi Scheme. We can't afford it in its current state. When it was set
up, life expectancy was drastically lower. Obviously, unless you are delusional, it is unsustainable as it is.
But I haven't heard anyone in the Republican party....ANYONE!!!!!....saying that we need to start with the elderly, disabled, widows, and orphans. I
guess you are getting that idea from Obama's recent speeches and the way the media is portraying everything.
There is so much waste that can be cut first. I believe that is what Republicans want to have cut. Notice I didn't specify Republican politicians,
because I know they are politicians first, and could definitely let the people down whenever they get the chance to make a deal that makes them either
look good or be more likely to be reelected. But Republicans like ME and my husband (and my friends and family) want the waste cut. And the fraud.
If we got rid of the waste and the fraud, it would go a long way toward solving our problems. Even though we STILL have to figure out how to fix the
entitlements...WITHOUT throwing grandma on the street.
So HEAR THIS: If you have been laboring under the impression that Republicans want to take everything away from the elderly, disabled, widows, and
orphans, consider yourself corrected. That is false.