Why do the elderly get so agitated when entitlement reform is discussed? No one, no politician, of any stripe, has ever attempted to reform Social Security or Medicare in a manner that would impact the current crop of retirees. Ain't happening. Any reforms would most necessarily impact the Boomers, who have likewise paid into the Ponzi scheme for thirty and more years. The Gen X and younger crowd would also take a haircut, but they wouldn't have paid in like the Boomers have. At least that is what most reforms I have seen from both sides have proposed.
But it is always the oldsters that get in a panic. I suppose because CNN and MSNBC is all that is piped into the dayrooms of their hellholes in The Villages. So that they are exploited by the cynical Democrats who would use them for base purposes. Therefore they get exercised, their blood pressure spikes, and they are dutifully herded onto luxo air-conditioned buses to go vote that latest impudent congressman out of office. Because he dared to fix an obviously broken system.
These are the same people who get exercised when they change out the carrots for strained peas at the cafeteria. When exercise ball time is changed from 3:30 to 3:45. Therefore I would submit that it is a toxic brew of entitlement, senility, and good old-fashioned goddam crankiness that makes them do this.
Old man: you aren't going to take it in the shorts. We are. So get the fuck out of the way, and reserve your vote for the sewage referendum. It is also important that we replace the crumbling infrastructure so that we may more efficiently dispose of your disgusting bodily waste.
No one is taking away your fucking Social Security. They are taking away MY Social Security. If it is not reformed. So get out of the way, you senile old goat, and reserve your vote for the nice colored fellow, who you like because he reminds you of another nice fellow who used to shine your shoes in the American Building in 1958. Avast, you senile old fuck.
I call it the Unsweet Spot. That age in life where one is simultaneously taking both child and parent to the woodshed once in a while for a little skratening out.
Posted by Velociman at June 16, 2012 6:19 PM