Me too. If old people ON THIS SITE insist that they get THEIR WELFARE (i.e., Social Security and Medicare), then YES, it’s time to start paying the bills.
I’ve given up on the concept that older conservatives give a damn about the future of this country - I’ve dealt with more than my fair share of them, ON THIS SITE, that seem to think their Social Security money is sitting in the bank somewhere, just waiting for them to withdraw it.
Sure, they know of the $16T debt...but as long as they cash out, before “cashing out”, it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference to them. So I’m HAPPY to see that Republicans are finally getting on board and, at least, trying to come up with money for these TAKERS, rather than passing it on to my kids, who had NOTHING TO DO with this mess.
I think your post helps explain why the tea party movement was not as prominent in this year's election. Many, many seniors took to the streets to vocally oppose Obamacare, but they fully support Social Security and Medicare.
And, each day, their numbers grow.
I've been staggered by the number of Conservatives on this site who feel the big issue is "Can I get what's coming to me? Will Uncle Sam keep sending me the big entitlement check?"
There is no real understanding for where we are or how we got into this mess. They just want what they want. Short-sighted and selfish -- that's America!
I’m an elderly conservative....and I take exception to your post.
No all “old” conservatives feel the same.
No all “old” conservatives wish to cash out before cashing out.
I still work every day and make a living strong enough to not need social security, pay my taxes, and continue to pay in to social security.
I give a damn about the future of this country and it is time for younger people to understand that. We fought and died to make this country great....and many of us are not ready to give up or give in.
How old are you?
You don't believe that, do you?
Please tell me you don't believe that.
I’d be happy to pay for SS for current seniors if they would wind down the program before my time (I’m 50). There’s no money, the pols spent every dime so I do not expect anything back, nor do I propose to renege on current recipients or people about to retire. All I would ask in return is some favorable tax rules on my own retirement savings since I will have to make do with that.