U.S. and Europe Broke, NEG GNP. MY NEIGHBORHOOD home prices still to high...no sales, Unemployment staggering with more to come...360,000+ GOOD jobs lost per week with lousy replacements...etc, etc.... GET A GRIP...
Don't worry!. The Government Employees all have HUGE PENSIONS even as your possible Retirement has been wiped out. How do Govern. Employees retire at $5,000 to $12,000 per month pay off your back? EASY the Govern. has swiped the Social Security Trust Fund, by which you would have gotten $1,400 per month in retirement, and so now they are cutting Soc. Secty. and have already increased retirement age to 69 for Private Industry Workers.
The Social Security Trust Funds were stolen by Reagan to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. I have to agree with him that the 81% tax rate was excessive but nonetheless the middle class took it on the chin.
Social Security was supposed to be like an annuity where you pay in when you are working and then withdraw funds during retirement. It is not an "entitlement" in the sense of some sort of welfare program.
Incidentally, the whole Republican emphasis is on reducing taxes. They of course mean lower taxes for the wealthy. Why the average Joe would ever vote Republican defies imagination.