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  • t.bfine t.bfine Nov 4, 2012 4:59 AM Flag

    Just Send the Check

    "Tell the old folks you know who are ashamed to send back their social security checks and stop filing for medicare."
    "Otherwise they just have their hand out like everyone else"

    The difference is they paid their share out of their own pocket. It is a not so subtle difference that is obviously lost on you.

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    • "The difference is they paid their share out of their own pocket."

      No. The difference is they're old. When they were young many many more of them took advantage of a much more robust social safety net than young people experience now. But in the course of their lives they contributed--just as young people who use the safety net will today.

      You pretend this is a class war to make yourself feel better. But this is a generational war. The boomers stealing from their children and grandchildren, and using the government to do it.

      Young people have a right to be angry and to ask you to pay for your stuff.

    • If the old people are 75 or older they paid about 30% of what they are taking EVEN if you allow for compounding of their contributions.
      I do not begrudge them their checks. My Mom is 92 and lives in her own house, etc. However for the old people to #$%$ about others trying to have a quality of life as provided by Obamacare is just hypocritical. " I got mine and f*** everyone else " is a sad commentary for this country.

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